Recently, several of the Bristol Massage Therapy team went to a CPD event to learn how to spot possible signs of Skin Cancer, and when it would be a good idea to refer our clients to an expert for a proper look.
The nature of the relationship between a massage therapist and their clients, that therapeutic relationship, is a many faceted thing, and has the potential to be or become something very precious. At least in my opinion. I think part of me has always acknowledged and respected this, but over the past year I have come to realise just how much I learn, grow and develop as both a practitioner and as a person through the relationships I have with my clients.
I’ve been wanting to writing a post about massage and Parkinson's disease for a very long time but have been hesitating. Why? Because, the honest truth is that massage can’t 'cure' a client with Parkinson’s, it might make them feel better, but it won't help them get better. And this is something I really struggle with.
Pain and depression are so closely linked at times that it's hard to tell identify the cause from the effect. Some would argue does it really matter in day to day life? But massage therapy may well be able to help at least turn down the volume of pain a notch, lift the veil of depression a smidge, to allow a moment of respite. Or more.