I knew that in order to share the amazing resource that I had as I started out in an unfamiliar city, massage therapy was a good place to start.
It was also an uncomfortable place to start, especially for me- the person who, before I started doTERRA (and even at the beginning of doTERRA), avoided talking on the phone to everyone besides my family and close friends.
Much to my surprise, the massage therapist picked up! I asked him if he was open to the use of essential oils, and the conversation took off from there. He told me about his practice and, and I casually mentioned that I was a musician.
"Oh really?" he said. "I specialize in treating musicians and athletes. What do you play?"
"Viola," I answered.
I could hear a smile over the phone. "My little daughter plays the viola. Why don't you come in sometime this week and I'll give you a massage in exchange for some of your oils- and you can tell me about them."
So this morning I walked over to his practice and got my massage. I've never gotten a massage before (I know- shame on me) and so I feel AMAZING right now.
He applied Aromatouch (a massage blend of cypress, marjoram, peppermint, basil, grapefruit, and lavender) and Balance (a grounding blend of spruce, rosewood, and blue tansy) to my ears and feet- that's where our reflex points are. He worked really intensely on some of the knots that have built up over time- like the one in my right shoulder. So I guess it was a combination of deep-tissue massage, relaxation, increasing circulation... the works. The therapist also showed me a few exercises to help me hold my head where I should (aligned with my spine and not forward) and a few exercises I could do on my feet to help my digestion! So great!
Afterwards he loved the oils so much that he asked for information on all of them and said to get back in touch with him in a couple of days!
I love getting to make a difference in someone's life like that- even when it takes me out of my comfort zone. The unexpected blessing of a massage was a really exciting way to start my day and to get me used to my new city. I can really feel the difference already- in my posture and my practicing. I can also feel a difference in my confidence and I am so grateful! I am excited to see what new adventure doTERRA and being a musician takes me on.
(all pics from the Internet)