I am a massage therapist in private practice and I am registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Why is this significant?
Because I want you to be clear on what you are letting yourself in for when you book a treatment with me.
I want you to know that you will not have a spa experience.
I spend a lot of time sitting under the tree in my garden learning about my roots and my reach.
Sometimes I sit and read, sometimes I study, sometimes I write. Very often I share my sacred space with family and friends.
But most of the time I sit under the tree and think ...
I think about everyday things like what needs to be done in my garden, what the dogs are up to, what I will paint next in art class.
Sometimes I think about work. What to do to help a particular client to help herself? How to develop a better marketing strategy for my practice?
And often my reflections tend to be rather philosophical when I think about the why’s of life –wellness, mind-body relationships and the seasons of life and ... and ... and .... .
Let me state my mission for the SomaSense blog and for massage up front:
I want to change the word.
No, no, not the world, I want to change the word!
Although I have an idea that changing this word might well change your world.
I am on a quest to find or think up a word that will fling this clumsy phrase, mind-body, on the compost heap of outdated theories.
And why do I want to change the word?
Body-mind or mind-body? If you are struggling with physical and mental pain and feel that the dominant health paradigm’s dualistic approach to mind and body seems inadequate to explain anything, I want to talk to you. Join me under the tree in my garden for a cup of rooibos tea and let’s talk massage and SomaSense!