I meet a lot of people who at first glance seem to do the same thing. It’s interesting because when I start asking questions, I learn that just like chickens, they are all completely different!
Lately, much to my delight, I seem to meet massage therapists!
I spoke with Catherine Conger about her business, Body Essentials Therapeutic Massage, last week. Catherine can be described as a bright and gentle spirit. She is a lively, nurturing person who loves being a mother and grandmother. Her nurturing personality comes through in her massage practice too.
“I had a client who brought in her widowed mother-in-law,” she told me. ”She was frail and didn’t have much muscle to massage, but she came back every week. She needed to be touched by another person.”
Catherine explained that the spiritual aspect of massage is as important as the physical. It quiets the mind and eases stress, bringing the client back to his or her heart center.
She has arranged the clinic so that a client’s mind begins quieting as soon as she walks in. I know this because I felt very relaxed when I was there.
Catherine got started as a massage therapist because of her own experience with massage. At one point in her life she was thrown from a horse, resulting in terrible back pain. She tried everything, but the pain lingered for years. Eventually, her research into pain management led her to try massage for the first time in her life.
“After one month of regular massages, I was pain free!”, she explained.
With that experience as a motivator, she signed up to take classes at a local massage school. She didn’t intend to become a massage therapist, but was so fascinated and enjoyed the classes so much that she finished the program and got her license.
She does prenatal massage, hot stone massage and a variety of other techniques. Visit her website for details. You can schedule an appointment online while you’re there! The online system will send you a reminder too.
She worked in private practice for eight years and then spent six years working at the Broadmoor. She started as a therapist and eventually managed that clinic, which gives you an idea of how good she is at making people feel comfortable.
She left in 2012 to start her current, more holistic practice, Body Essentials.
Catherine also sells essential oils and skin care products through her clinic. They aren’t locally made and I won’t talk about them here, but I will tell you that Catherine is definitely doing something right.
“You are so beautiful!”, I blurted out at one point in the conversation, making her blush.
I don’t know if it was because of my artless flattery, but she is offering a special deal to you, dear reader.
Catherine offers a lovely mini-facial. I know it’s lovely because I got to try it! Normally, this is an add-on to a massage and costs $15, but if you call her before March 15, 2014 and mention Hungry Chicken Homestead, you can go in for a complimentary 15 minute mini-facial session.
Let me tell you, it’s very relaxing and everything smells good!
Contact her at 719-434-1696 and take advantage of this offer! But remember, it’s for humans only. No chickens, no matter how different their personalities.
© 2013 Hungry Chicken Homestead
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