Why do you get up every morning? Why are you compelled to get out of bed each day? Is it simply to go to work and pay the bills? Perhaps you are in a job that just seems right . . or at least it did at one time. Maybe now you are not so sure.
I just finished reading a truly life-changing book called “Start with Why“ by Simon Sinek. He calls it a “manifesto for those who want to inspire others and for those who want to find someone to inspire them.” At Healthy Touch Massage our desire has always been to provide the most consistent and high quality massage available. But is that simple statement truly enough of a ‘why?’ I am certain that many massage therapists and dedicated massage therapy practices would claim to have the same orientation.
As I consider my professional “why,” I am drawn back to a particular few massages. For me, these massages were an expression of my ongoing desire to give my best at all times, and to all clients. In that regard, nothing that I did was ‘special.’ But for the clients the experience was something that I could not have planned for, or orchestrated. In each case, the outcome flowed through the typical process of providing individualized sessions tailored to the need of the client.
The first example marks the start of my search for a true ‘why.’ After a session in which I worked in total silence the client made a profound remark. She simply stated that “your massage felt like it cared.” Wow! That really caught me flat-footed.
The second example was from a regular client who, after the massage, was very deeply and visibly moved by the experience. She left with little comment, but returned a week later with the following insights. In her entire life of 50 plus years she had experienced 3-4 significant spiritual events. That massage resulted in one of those spiritual experiences.
The third and final example happened this week. Again, a regular client came in for some much needed tension relief. She commented at the conclusion of the session by saying that during the massage she was transported to places that presented vivid images and memories. For her, the massage had been truly “life changing.”
‘Why’ Healthy Touch? We have no doubt that our therapists truly care. We trust that each of them have, or will adopt our ‘why.’ Regardless of their ‘why,’ we know that they are uniquely qualified to assist in providing truly life-changing massages! Call today or schedule online to experience again (or for the first time) ‘why’ we are so good at what we do!