Are you thankful for silence? I've been wondering how I define it, because within silence, there is sound. It's been told there are less than a dozen places left in the US where one can rest for 20 minutes during the day without hearing human activity, such as a plane, lawnmower, highway hum, etc.*
This picture is from a recent trip I took to Lake Superior on the upper peninsula in Michigan. This was one of those silent places. A light breeze helped waves find their way to the underside of sandy cliffs, causing deep drumming sounds that broke away underneath me. The forest trail I walked on was soft with leaves from maples, and scents from needles of spruces. It was comparible to the forests here in VT, and I was pleasantly suprised at the beauty around me.
Late summer into autumn is a time I cherish the sunlight, slow down a bit, and focus on goals that will prepare my health for the arrival of cooler weather. There are many modalities I choose from to help myself along the way. I'm sure you can you guess that Massage Therapy is my favorite!
This Autumn I will be attending three more Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy classes with Joe Muscolino, as I reach towards completing certification. This will swell my treasure chest with new assessment and treatment techniques for soft tisssues around the shoulder joint, arm, wrist, and hand; as well as the low back, hip, leg, and foot. The annual VT American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) meeting is also this season so it will be a rewarding and educational season for my clients, as well as myself.
You should also know that I am listed in Community Links for the Hunger Mt. Coop, where members of the Coop can get a great introductory rate for their first visit!
I will be a part of the National Life Group's Health Fair in October and hope to participate at the Hunger Mt. Coop's 20th annual Food & Wellness expo in November. Please come get aquainted with the benefits of chair massage! It's free, and I just might have some magnificent deals as well for visitors at the November expo.
Ahh, and one more thing, I have updated my mobile website to keep up with the times as well as doing a few improvements on the main website!
Having said that, my heart is something that continuously gets polished from practicing and receiving massage therapy. I never take its purpose lightly. In this life, I try and remember that there are answers to staying graceful and living longer.
The feel better TIP of the season:
- Sit or stand straight up tall.
- Lift your chin, and look straight ahead.
- Inhale while you look up to the ceiling.
- Exhale, look down and read what to do next!
- Inhale and look right, left, or down.
- Exhale and return to looking straight ahead.
- Give it your best shot, allowing 2-5 minutes to repeat #1-6, alternating directions, and smile :)
The feel better DEAL of the season:
Are you an Employer? Are you looking to give something special to your employees this season? How about some gift certificates?
- Snag five 1 hour gift certificates for 40% off
- Snag ten 1 hour gift certificates for 50% off
Contact me for more info!
Enjoy this season of color, change, and silence.
*Gordon Hempton, author of One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Search for Natural Silence in a Noisy World, written with John Grossman.