Healer Heal Thyself
It’s an old saying, but it’s a very true one. You can’t expect to give good treatments as a therapist if you are out of balance yourself. Everyone is human (or at least I hope so!) and everyone needs a little healing from time to time. The key is knowing what you need and who to ask for help.
There are plenty of therapies out there for you as a client to choose from and many people are afraid to change – a bit like not wanting to offend their hairdresser when they fancy a change. I’ve been in this industry for quite a few years now, and clients come and clients go. Some disappear for a while, others move away and with others their needs change. Don’t be afraid of trying new things, and remember if someone really recommends a treatment to you, it may not actually be your cup of tea….but you won’t know unless you try.
As a therapist I have treatments too and I used to see an osteopath regularly…. monthly for many years. This kept me in line and physically balanced. Then I developed an injury, and whatever they did just wasn’t quite hitting the mark. It wasn’t until I saw a Physiotherapist on the recommendation of a
friend, that I subsequently found the delights of acupuncture. The physio treatment itself did not fix me. In fact, it didn’t unravel me as I thought it would, but the needles the therapist used to release muscle tension were incredible. This lovely path lead my to traditional acupuncture and I have been going monthly for about a year now. Each time I am treated for a different mood or a different energy fluctuation.
Meanwhile I have been seeing Phil from Hands On in Braunton for regular unraveling massage and am now pleased that he is running a monthly clinic here! Lucky me! Check the Events on the top of this blog for dates.
Keeping myself fit and healthy helps me treat clients to the best of my ability. Knowing when to slow down, and knowing when to take time out to recharge batteries with Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.
Understanding how the body that you reside it feels and what it needs is a crucial part of life, and for me personally as I am working with such amazing energies and healing techniques this is so important. So this week I have had my massage with Phil and next week I shall have my acupuncture. Healed, balanced and ready to go!