My experiences at massage therapy school were life changing. The environment was welcoming, my peers were encouraging and open-minded, and the instructors were brought in from throughout the United States because of their knowledge, experience, and passion to share with others. My tendency to take a lot of notes served me well as I extracted copious amounts of valuable information from our conversations that will never be found in textbooks. Interaction and conversation are powerful tools from which we can learn heaps about the given content, the world around us, the world beyond us, and the world within us. I loved every minute of these classes and felt that I was certainly in the right place. The timing could not have been better as it was a time for growth and a time for change. Because I love sharing my knowledge with others, and because I always write a lot of notes, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the powerful quotes from my instructors and peers. These quotes were relevant to our conversations within the classroom setting, but they may also be applied to life in general. As with any quote, these quotes are only as worthwhile and applicable as you make them and may have numerous meanings and applications. Enjoy!
THERAPUTIC MASSAGE: LEVEL 1 (Dianna Berry: May 28, 2013 – June 6, 2013)
“The alpha state is the most healing state of the body. The body is relaxed yet alert. There is a magical cadence of rhythm and flow that requires great skill.
“There is value to anything if we can recognize the value in everything.”
“Inflammation begins the healing process. Sometimes we need to allow the healing process to take place. This could be inflammation or it could be tears, just let it happen.”
“Emotions have a pattern of energy. Everything has energy. All energy works in patterns and in cycles. If the cycle of energy is not completed, it is stored in the body. This is why we have tension.”
“We can facilitate big changes if we take into consideration all of the pieces.”
“Energy medicine is the next big thing in medicine.”
“Will this enhance my quality of life or take away from it?”
“The body can heal itself, but it must be in the right condition and in the right environment.”
“Hydrotherapy is one of the keys to allowing change in the body.”
“Everybody is different and every body is different.”
“Touch is communication. Hands are amazing.”
“Take what you learn from this class and run with it. Go out and research it so that you can gain knowledge and convey it with confidence.”