I decided to become a massage therapist after being married for 1 year. I knew I wanted to be able to work from home so that I could stay home with my future children, and I knew I always enjoyed giving "massages" to people, and they always said I should become a Massage therapist, so I looked into it. I went to the school and knew instantly that this was the right path for me. I talked to my husband, and we both agreed that I should do it, although signing $12,000 away sure was a lot to swallow. I knew I was going to love it, and that I would work as hard as I could to get the best grades and experiences possible. I wanted to be excellent.
I started school and fell in love. I fell in love with the art of touch. I fell in love with the human anatomy; how our muscles respond to everything we do, how we hold our emotions in our muscles, how manipulating the tissue can literally fix diseases and release so much more then just tension. I saw and felt my body change. I let go of so many things I had been holding on to. My anxiety decreased. My depression decreased. I felt better; stronger. And more importantly, I felt a power. A healing power that I was able to give. I helped people in real pain. I was able to "fix" their pain. And it was truly amazing. I was actually able to see the results, and I couldn't believe that I had ever lived without massage therapy in my life. I kept thinking, "Why don't more people know about this?" And I knew I was on a mission. A mission to bring the Healing Power of Touch to everyone, because EVERYONE needs it!
Since graduation, I have been able to work on many different bodies, and see so many changes; physically, emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. I absolutely LOVE what I do. I am starting this blog to help people see how many wonderful benefits there are in receiving bodywork, and to share my experiences. I hope you learn something new, and come experience the Healing Power of Touch.
Latissa Graham, LMT, CHD, NTM Certified Instructor