After closing the spa on Block street in downtown Fayetteville I didn’t massage a body for about a year and a half. I have arthritis in my fingers and mashing the hell out of people didn’t seem like a good idea at all. But life is a process.
My sister in law called me one day and she couldn’t get off the floor. Debilitating back pain. I went to her house where she was attempting to not move and worked at softening her muscle spasms. I saw her a few times and finally when she was able to get into a car she came to my house for a massage. It was when she was in my house with my table up, the spa music going, and the silent reverence of the space we create for massage that I thought, “I could do this.” Not like I did before, but a little bit. It’s such gratifying work. The challenge is to find a balance and only do what I can do comfortably.
So, I have been posting on Facebook times when I know I have availability, usually on Fridays and Sundays. I am restarting my email newsletter. And feel free to email, text, fb message, or call if you would like to check on availability, especially if you are in pain.
If you haven’t liked the Integrated Massage Page yet you can do that here: https://www.facebook.com/integratedmassagespa/ Often that is the first place you will see massage appointment availability.
Wendy Finn RN, BSN, MMT is a med-surge nurse, a master massage therapist, a raw food and massage therapy educator, mother of four sons, runner, dance and yoga instructor, and overall life enthusiast. Follow on www.Facebook.com/integratedmassagespa/ , Twitter (@cleanburnfood), and Instagram (@cleanburningfood)