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Who says that you have to be perfect?

You don’t have to be perfect.

Several years ago, upon returning to Minnesota from Texas, I was amazed at how often people used the term “perfect” to describe a variety of events. It seemed as though everything was perfect – or at least that was the case when things were not less than satisfactory. The word has become part of our daily vocabulary – a filler. At times I am tempted to quote the words of Inigo Montoya in the Princess Bride: “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Before I go any further, let me state that it is okay to not be perfect. At times we set standards for ourselves based upon a host of unrealistic factors and expectations. Those may be the expectations of others, or ones foisted upon us by elements of society. No matter what our challenge — whether performing in a marathon, trying to meet a sales quota, or providing the best product or service – each of us struggles with consistently meeting or exceeding exceptional standards. It is critical to recognize that sometimes you may stumble. What then? Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.

Perfectionism does not exist. “Perfectionism would have God recast every sunset and chide Mother Nature for her choice of colors” [Judy Reeves]. Knowing our limitations, we are free to soar as high as our natural talents and abilities permit. We are free to rejoice in achieving something that is great, without wallowing in the ‘what might have been.’

Balance in life is essential. Humans are complex creatures, with a physical, mental, spiritual and emotional component. Each of these elements coexists in a state of harmony, nurtured and grown by the things we feed it. Our physical sustenance, relationships with others, and value of self combine to make us the people we are.
This desire for balance recognizes that in our various seasons of life, we go through changes. Trauma may intrude in the form of job loss, relocation, loss of a loved one, health problems, or severe disappointment in ourselves or others.

Our goal at Healthy Touch Massage & Wellness is ‘consistency and quality.’ Each massage experience, regardless of the individual therapist, should meet or exceed your expectations. All of our therapists are certified by one of several nationally recognized bodies, and have a minimum of 500 hours of accredited training. We encourage them pursue continuing education opportunities and advance their skills as professional therapists.

Having said that, even though the bar has been set high, we would hope for one simple and honest answer when asked how your experience with us was . . . . . “perfect!”

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