When I was in my 20s, I had a job I hated, and I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. So, in desperation and purely for fun, I signed up for a massage course.
…And I LOVED it!
That was 20 years ago, and Massage and holistic therapies have been my life and livelihood ever since. At first as a massage therapist, then as a teacher, and finally as the owner of Orchid Massage Academy. I live and breathe massage!
But I have a problem with the massage world as it is at the moment: Therapists are not trained in the ART of massage. They just learn Massage techniques. Their massages lack both soul and substance.
I see therapists trained to practice precise but mechanical massages, performing pleasant but routine moves. If you go for a “Sports Massage”, you’ll get an informed massage, but you’ll find the room cold and bright with radio on in the background. How is THAT supposed to relax you?
If you go for a “Holistic massage”, you will, if you’re lucky, find a soothing, spa-type ambience, but the massage itself might be uninspired and disappointing.
And don’t get me started on “Swedish Massage”!…
For me, Massage therapy is a field of continuous discovery and exciting research, where anatomy, psychology, physics and spirituality all meet.
I believe that massage is the art of nurturing the soul through the medium of the body.
Of course, there are some amazing therapists working like this, but they are doing it because of the people they are, not due to the training they have had.
So, I want to pass this passionate belief on. I want those struggling and possibly bored therapists to understand that massage can be more than just a profession, It can be an art form, it can even be a philosophy.
There are plenty of courses out there where you can learn more massage techniques, but I am going to teach you something deeper. I am in the process of creating a programme for massage therapists who are ready to take their work to the next level.
Look out for Orchid Massage Academy’s signature course – Massage Mastery – the complete guide to being an exceptional massage therapist. Coming Soon!