The truth is: people can live without massage in their lives. They can live stressed. They can live tense. They can live crunched and hunched, popping and crackling, straining and aching. They can even live that way for so long that they no longer even feel it. They no longer even register it. They are too busy. Their brains are so used to living in fight or flight that they don’t even know where in their body they feel their tension: they just live in a constant state of tension. And that can work for them. Many people feel like that has to work for them. Many people don’t understand why they would even need to feel any different.
Massage matters to me because I feel like everyone deserves to feel taken care of. They deserve to find out how to allow their muscles to soften. They deserve to know what it’s like to not have that knot that they’ve managed to live with for the past 3 years. They deserve to release and let go and soften and relax and feel peaceful even for only an hour out of every month. Even for just 90-minutes they deserve to feel listened to and restored.
When they walk out of my door they are, of course, welcome to go back to that stress. Or, they can recognize it and decide to let it go more often. They can drink more water, breathe more deeply, stretch, sit a little taller. They can take the tools they learn in my massage office and on my table and they can incorporate them into their lives and grow and find out what it looks like for them to live from a more relaxed place.
I value the choice we have as humans to define our reality. Our choice to insert self-care into our daily lives and to have that care that we offer ourselves spill over into the lives of those we love. So that we can better care for them. Because when you love yourself fully you can love others without resentment.
My work is a safe space to settle down for an hour or two and talk about what’s going on in your life that is seeping into your body and your muscles. My clients are vulnerable with me and I respect that. I respect their emotions and their baggage and their wisdom and the lessons that we get to learn together.
My work is an ode to self-care and vulnerability and restoration.
Because anyone can do a massage. And anyone can live without massage. But PlanetJoy is a safe space where you can be encouraged to live a better and more relaxed life that has an effect on those you love.