Helen Keller was Right about Massage (and life)

Helen Keller was right – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

In some ways every day is an adventure; every day a hero’s journey. We don’t know what will happen. We can see the obstacles and opportunities that arise as part of the incredible journeys, short and long, we take in this life. We all love the fresh sense of adventure in our lives.

For advanced students, massage therapists, and bodyworkers, the adventure of the journey to the center of the self is very key to their lives. We begin, after learning the basics, to plumb the depths of who we are. We get increasingly blown away by those deeper layers and dynamics of anatomy, the mysterious and labyrinthian ways of physiology. We understand psychology, first our own, then others, more and more deeply. And we see an infinite depth to the exploration of the relationships of energy and structure; personality and body; mind and spirit.

Once you are “hooked”, there is no turning back from this adventure. In 1977 I thought, “Oh I guess I’ll be a massage therapist.” Thirty three years later, I feel, as I walk through this realm, that the ground keeps dropping down deeper. This paths go everywhere; the vistas ever more fascinating. True confessions, it’s almost the same feeling I had when I first started to get to know my wife, Julie. Each date added a another level of appreciation of her depth – I sensed she would surprise me every day and be infinitely interesting. I am so happy to say I was right!

I am also so happy how right I and so many are about what an incredible adventure it is to set sail into the waters of advanced bodywork. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I can’t imagine anyone seriously in this field being without this precious knowledge and the powerful techniques which accompany them.  Reminding you – TLC’s Advanced Clinical Training (ACT) starts November 7.  It is an integrative training engaging us in learning about the whole person so we can be full-fledged health professionals addressing both the structural and energetic sources of pain and tension, giving you the skill levels to much more dramatically amplify the health momentum for each client.

It is already half-full. We want every bodyworker who’s tapped into this adventure to take this next step. We’ve eliminated all your excuses not to do it.  We have payment plans that will fit almost any budget. The schedule is designed for working thereapists; just one class a week Mondays 10-5, November through August.  There is minimal homework with, however, deep work learning together in each class.

Helen Keller’s full quote is – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

I and the other core ACT faculty members – Jan Hutchinson, Dena Roberts, Cindy Anderson – invite you to free your spirit, body and mind and to help those you touch to do the same.  We heartily look forward to joining in this adventure with you!

Click here for information about the Advanced Clinical Training.