Why did you decide to pursue a career in Massage Therapy?
I decided to pursue massage therapy because I’ve felt the call to become a facilitator of healing for as long as I can remember. Massage therapy has the perfect blend of art and science, that result in a unique blend of full body healing. I am eternally grateful to begin my journey into this ever-evolving path at physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
What was your favourite part of the massage program?
My favorite part of the program was finding out about all the knowledge I wasn’t previously aware of or “learning what I didn’t know, I didn’t know”. I feel like the knowledge I gained during this program will not only help me in treating future clients but help me to help myself as well.
What was your favourite hands on modality to learn?
My favorite modality to learn was Thai massage. It helped me to expand the boundaries of how I perceive bodywork and the connection between client and practitioner. Thai massage brought me out of my comfort zone in the best way and inspired me to try new approaches and ways of treatment during regular massage.
What was the most valuable take-aways?
One of my most valuable takeaway from this program was to not underestimate myself as a force of healing. Everyone has their own special approach to massage therapy and as long as the intent to heal and help in any way possible is there, you’re done your part as a healer. I’ve learned to value not only my approach but myself in the process. Everyone has something unique and worthy to contribute.
What are you looking forward to learning more about when you graduate?
I’m looking forward to learning how to interact with clients and tailor approaches that best suit them and their healing. Knowing that even the same person treatment can change over time keeps things exciting and will inevitably help me accept and even look forward to change.
How has ISHA changed your perspective?
ISHA has helped me shift my perspective to include the whole picture as opposed to hyper-fixating on the details. I’m much more open to change and adaptation than I was before the start of the program. I woke up feeling grateful for all I have every day.
What specific strengths have you discovered about yourself?
I’ve discovered how strong and capable I am When it comes to accomplishing what I set my mind to do. Massage Therapy has challenged me in innumerable ways and even though it got tough at times I never stopped pushing to better myself and my work. My perspective has shifted from fear and worry to trust in myself and my capabilities. My strength in my perseverance.
What massage therapy setting do you see yourself utilising your newly acquired skills?
One day I hope to eventually open my own establishment for massage therapy and energy work but for the moment I’ll go wherever the universe leads me to go. Gaining experience in any capacity will help me to grow and expand as a capable massage therapist.
What is your biggest piece of advice for anyone interested in joining this program?
My biggest piece of advice would be to follow your heart. You’re the reason you are where you are. Push yourself, even if scared, especially if you’re scared.
What is your current mission statement?
Answering the call to sense the body , mind, and soul with a holistic approach and empathetic hand.