It hasn’t happened very often in my career, but once in a while someone asks me if I do house calls. Many times, upon hearing that I do not, I’ve been met with surprised responses: “Really? I’m sure lots of people would love to have a massage in the comfort and privacy of their own home.” “It seems like you could make a lot of money just doing house calls.” Both valid points. And there are certainly some massage therapists who do make a very good living traveling to people’s homes to give them bodywork treatments. I, however, have chosen not to, for a few, equally valid, reasons. Continue reading “Why I don’t Do House Calls”
In early 2012 I began a period of self-exploration which included my career and my personal needs. I was busy working my two jobs, balancing the career I loved with the steady paycheck that came with a stable retail job. I was comfortable with my skills, and I was building my reputation with the local community. Still, I was wondering when my chance would finally come to break away from the work I had to do to survive, and finally set about doing the work I love to do, full-time.
Up until that time the thought of becoming an herbalist had never crossed my mind. The suggestion took root in me one day as the mention of herbalism came up in a casual conversation. That day a voice somewhere inside me suddenly said something:
“Herbalist. I could do that.” Continue reading “On the Integration of My Bodywork Practice with Herbal Medicine”