After many years of hearing family and friends say "you should do this for a living", I decided to take the plunge and start North Star Complementary Therapies.
"Why North Star?" I hear you say? Well before the modern age of radio, radar and satellite there was celestial navigation. Has got a nice ring to it hasn't it, celestial? Guiding your path using the sun, moon, planets, and stars. Whilst the position of the moon, planets and stars constantly appear to move, there is one star that navigators can reliably find time and time again to get their bearings and set their course - the North Star! It is one of the brightest in the sky and the easiest to find.
Someone close to me once told me I was their North Star, their guiding light, helping them find their way when things got rough. It stayed with me. Our lives today are so busy and hectic, we push our minds and our bodies to their limits time and time again. We find we lose our way and don't always end up where we thought we would be. So how does all this tie in with complementary therapies? Well, it's times like this that I believe we should pause and take a moment for ourselves, to look for own internal North Star and reset our course.
Take some time out in your day to relax and be kind to your body and your mind. Give yourself some quiet time and allow yourself some space to find yourself again whether it be a Massage, Reiki, Reflexology or Aromatherapy. I believe complementary therapies play an important role in maintaining our sense of wellbeing. These therapies do not treat a symptom, they treat you as a person holistically, both your body, your mind, and your soul.
What I enjoy most about being a therapist is the look on people's faces at the end of the treatment. Their shoulders are lower, they move more freely, the stress lines on faces have eased, the physical pain has reduced, they may even smile. It is then I feel I have done a good thing and what I am doing is worthwhile. Releasing a stubborn knot in a muscle also gives me great satisfaction!
MHRM, GDipPA, BA(Hons)WS, BAPsych, HDipCT, Reiki 2nd Deg