Massage Therapy Schools Channel the Magic of Hands
A Georgia massage therapist I was interviewing over the phone the other day isn’t the first to tell me that she went to massage therapy school and got into the profession largely because her hands seem to have healing powers beyond her own understanding. There’s a spirituality that accompanies this career more often than it does other professional cosmetologist occupations such as hairdressing and nail care.
‘I’ve been told that I have a healing touch,’ Jo Ann Taylor told me. ‘I’m very spiritual; I basically let God handle it. I open my heart and don’t get in the way of the work, although I don’t talk about that with my clients.’ Relying on her hands to perform the perfect massage for each client, Jo Ann finds deep-relaxation massages easier to give than a light-touch or flowing rub like the Swedish massage. ‘I have to really work at getting my fingers not to feel everything,’ she explained.
As a massage progresses, both therapist and client can enter that sort of ‘place you go’ when you let go of worries and concerns. At massage therapy school, you’ll learn to let your hands direct the procedure as they feel for knots and tension and then soothingly remove all of that. This gives clients an experience they really can’t get any other way. People like Jo Ann are perfectly suited for the career. If you feel that your hands have a bit of magic to them, you might try massage therapy as well.