wanted answers/solutions, not Band-Aids. I began to look to Eastern medicine
for help. I started seeing Dr. John Robert Nieters, doctor of acupuncture and
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Alameda. He told me I had burned my candle at
both ends for so long, there was no candle left. Stress was literally killing
me. Along with his treatment, doing Qigong and making other lifestyle changes,
I began to get better. I came back to the land of the living. And what a
wonderful land it is.
have always had a love for bodywork and reflexology. I dove into learning all I
could about the healing benefits of massage not only for physical problems but
emotional problems as well. Now in my role as a massage therapist, I no longer
consider myself a workaholic. I make a point to never overbook myself. That is
a part of my continuing self-care (I have to practice what I preach). The other
reason is so that each and every client that comes to my table, gets my full
undivided attention. When my clients are with me, it really is all about them
and their healing journey.
My clients are never rushed out or short-changed. I
get the honor of showing others how to take care of themselves and simply
breathe. I consider my room a safe haven away from the madness of the world and
even if just for a short time, there is relief for every client.