Sunday, June 9, 2019

Unwind: Gabriel the Student


Enjoying a cup of coffee and a bowl of fruit (and a guilty croissant) after an early morning massage appointment and doing a little research.

I love doing massages.  There are so many benefits to bodywork, from releasing toxins to eliminating stress.  I am trying to decide if I should sign up for some additional training.  While I am a "bawdy boy" on here sharing about naked fun, I actually am someone who enjoys learning and is a better student now in my adult years than I was in my "naked fun" college years.  I truly think my college major was sex!

I am thinking about either studying life coaching or foot reflexology.  I have some training in reflexology but this would be a much more focused study to take that to a new level.  If not that, then I am also thinking about getting certified in life coaching maybe as an extension of the massage work.  Some clients openly share during the massage work and I have been thinking that maybe there is a way to offer clients a service beyond the massage work.

With yesterday's tattoo post and today's impromptu sharing about my study plans, I assure you that I am not having a mid-life crisis!  LOL!  I want to be more open on here and share more about life in general.  And I promise that next week's "Unwind" post will be back to my bawdy ways!  But this is what your boy here is thinking about this morning and I thought I would share.



5 comments:

  1. Our massage therapist has extensive reflexology training. When he gives you a full treatment it is from the soles of your feet to the top of your head...he has cranial massage training as well. You feel fantastic when he is done.

    Bruce and I think you should pursue both options. With more complete training in reflexology a treatment from you would do so much for your clients. When you can't take a step without pain and that pain keeps you awake, or aggravates your ulcer, or your blood pressure, or causes a bilious attack you become an irritable mass of raw nerves that nobody wants to associate with. Add the counsel of a trained life coach to the package and your treatment calendar will be full. Let's not forget how you will feel when you are able to take a client's total health in hand and affect a great, positive change. You will then go from having a career to having a calling. I have turned this comment into a lecture on philosophy but I think I have made my point. Why do you think I am still working with the EPA? I believe in it.
    Here endeth the epistle.
    -Bryn

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    1. Appreciate your words of encouragement. My massage training addressed some reflexology work which I use but this course takes it to a much deeper level. I am leaning towards that because that is a direct connection to my day to day work.

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    2. I meant to also say that I might still look into the life coaching courses as well, but maybe down the road. Tomorrow thought may be a different day and I may have a different answer! LOL!

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  2. I agree completely with Bryn's preaching. As an old man who has had more than ten years of weekly ayurvedic massage with a very gifted professional who had mediumnic powers I might add that you should complete your massage training first and see later how to expand your gift. It might be something more beneficial to your clients. There are so many coaches around...

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    1. Hi Andre, thank you for your perspective. I was thinking something similar to that in that there are lots of life coaches around. I think I was contemplating that because many of my clients talk during their massages about life and that had me thinking.

      Thanks again!

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