Human touch is a powerful tool for calming the body.
Sometimes all you need to do is lay your hands on someones shoulders and you can feel the calm set in. I learned that if I remain calm on the inside so do those around me. Just watch a fussy baby respond to a calming gentle touch and you understand the power.
The human body is AMAZING!
I learned that our bodies function like well oiled machines. All of the bones, nerves, organs, hormones and fluids have to be in tip top shape and working together for optimal performance. What better reason do you need to take care of this body of yours that God created. He was a genius!!
You can do anything you put your mind to no matter what your age.
I was stretched to think completely different in massage school than in my previous career in the business world. I had to learn to slow life down and enjoy the journey. All of the months of memorization of muscles and body systems was challenging to this aging brain but oh the joy when the lightbulb finally went off and I began to understand how this well oiled machine works together.
Follow your dream and don't be afraid. The rewards are huge!
What greater gift can you give yourself than the opportunity to do something you love. Because I followed the dream I get to work in an "office" that is peaceful and serene while meeting the most wonderful people. Daily I am humbled by the caring giving spirits of the people that grace my office.
So...what can you learn from this? Stretch yourself to live your dream no matter your age! You can make a difference to people through gentle caring touch. (How about that elderly neighbor or the stranger you meet that is going through hard times). Take care of that body that you've been trusted with, you only get to do this earthly life one time!