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Labyrinth Massage Therapy

Why the Labyrinth?

Walking the holistic path of self discovery

 

Today massage is thought of as a holistic therapy, meaning it treats the whole person, not just the physical body.   Massage has been found to complement medical treatment, perhaps this is the missing element to allopathic medicine?  The "Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage" shows that massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.  If we look at massage in a holistic light, it also leads to greater self awareness, of not only the physical form, but naturally spills over into the psycho-emotional and even spiritual realms.  

 

Why the labyrinth?  

It has been used cross culturally, since ancient times as a tool for those searching, looking for answers and healing of their "wholistic" selves.  Many would walk the path of the labyrinth; laid in stone on church floors, hillsides and forests, or traced with a finger on a rock.  It is a symbol devised to represent the path of healing, enlightenment or being closer to spirit.  Massage can be used much like the labyrinth; as we peel back the layers of old injuries, stress holding and armoring, we wander down our personal paths where inner wisdom begins to shine through.   Our muscles have a memory and our bodies tell our stories, even since birth we walk our path on this personal quest of self discovery.

I genuinely believe my purpose as a massage therapist is to facilitate the body's own ability to heal itself.  Not only in just the physical form, as it seems impossible to separate this from the psycho-emotional and spiritual self that lands on my table, but to attempt to meet my client on all levels; by holding the intention to see and treat them as "wholistic" beings.  I am deeply honored to be present and act witness, as they walk awhile along the labyrinth's path, always towards greater self awareness and healing.