Why I decided to bring my personal one on one, holistic health business online.
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
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I have made the decision to bring my business online.
As a Holistic Health practitioner, my work is done individually and occasionally in a small group.
My mission is to provide nurturing therapeutic experiences through education, empowerment, and presence.
I am a massage therapist, colon hydrotherapist, birth doula, postpartum doula, Reiki master, Pranic Healing Practitioner, and self-care guide. Most of those practices are unavoidably one to one, in person services; which puts a strict limit to my reach.
I have so much that I want to share. I want to reach all of the people who feel the way that I used to feel and share the things that I have learned that helped me through.
Of course, I cannot give you a massage or be present for the birth of a baby through the internet. I can provide my knowledge, to educate and empower change in your life the way it did mine.
I struggled through years of anxiety and depression. All I ever wanted to do with my life is help people. So, I went to school and got a degree in social work, like my mom who helps people. I started working a job in social work, and I loved it.
I was helping people every day. I was the breadwinner for my family, while working a job that I loved, helping people. What more could I ask for?
We lived paycheck to paycheck, I came home exhausted and overwhelmed by my own life, and every day was a struggle. After a while, the job got harder and harder to invest so much of myself for other people, while my own life suffered. My relationships suffered, because I did not have the energy to give anything when I got home.
I did not know how to relax. When I would get home and try to do something for myself, I would start to relax the muscles in my body…but I would experience pain. I had aches and pains all over, so my muscles would tense right back up to guard those sore spots.
My mind never stopped worrying, about everything. I was dragging myself out of bed each morning to give myself away.
I blamed the job, and compassion fatigue and quit. I worked in accounting after that, in a job that I did not have to be on call or take any part of it home with me. I thought that would solve all of my problems.
It worked for a little while, but I still struggled and now I was not fulfilling my need to help people. I went through a few more jobs. I attempted to go back to school a couple times and never finished because I was too exhausted from giving myself to every one and every thing without taking care of myself.
When I found myself in massage school, I learned so much more than how to run people’s backs. I learned how to take care of myself.
What a novel concept…to take care of ME!! I learned how to relax without pain. I worked through a lot of my aches and pains through not just different modalities of massage therapy, but I learned about other therapies and proper self care routines that changed my life.
I understood the purpose of self care, from a physiological stand point…because the body’s response to stress and especially chronic stress, is dangerous. You can READ HERE *link to come*, to learn more about how to notice those physiological signs of stress.
When you notice, you will want to make some changes to help your body heal. That is why I am here, that is why I have brought my business online. I want to help people who were in the same position that I was in for all those years.
It can be overwhelming to figure out how to do this whole self care thing and to research all of the possible therapies that could help you get all of those negative feelings and emotions unstuck from your body so that you can heal. I am here to help you make sense of the whole process.