In response to COVID-19, we are closed until further notice in order to help mitigate this historic national emergency. Your well-being is our top priority, so please be patient. In the meantime, check out the blog for helpful information. There's information there about an NIH study that involves blood serum antibody testing you can do at home. This will help us get massage sooner!
A Unique Approach for the Uniqueness of You
Your body is unique with its own unique history. It works hard for you, though injuries and stress have taken their toll. Now you hurt. Healing is something your body is designed to do, but sometimes it needs help--from a skilled practitioner who will attend to your body's uniqueness, listen to your own wisdom about your body, help you tap into that wisdom if you've dissociated from your body because it hurts, and help you avoid or recover better from surgery.
You could get a massage from a massage franchise chain and know exactly what you're getting every single time. Massage therapists at most franchises are required to follow a set protocol for a massage, regardless of what your body needs. That's fine for a general relaxation massage, which is therapeutic in its own way. But you may need something more tailored just for you. That's what I do.
You need to be attended to with an approach designed just for you that will work with your body's natural healing capacities. That's what massage ministration is all about--ministering to you where you are with wisdom, grace, and hope for restorative healing.
Why "ministration?" It's an odd word, an ancient word. Its first meaning is the provision of caring assistance. I assist you in connecting with the healing force; I don't heal. Healing comes from some mysterious Life-force beyond us that holds us and seeks our wellbeing. I call that Life-force God, realizing that there are other names. Ministration also refers to the hands-on approach of a minister who cares for you as if she were administering the sacraments. I chose "ministration" because that's what I do: as a minister, I treat you as a sacrament, for, believe it or not, I'm an ordained minister in good standing with a prominent mainline church with high accountability. (Don't worry: I'm not one of those judgey pastor types or one of those unethical types!) I'm just unique with a unique journey, like you, someone who's found healing from chronic pain through massage and, out of thanksgiving, wants to pass the blessing along in a way that will also benefit you.