I’ve been watching the Olympics this week. I like how you can see on their faces how proud they are of themselves for their great accomplishments, and for many, how grateful they are of their teammates, coaches, and family.
It occurred to me that this feeling of happiness and satisfaction is not limited to great athletic performances. It’s something each one of us should feel often.
So strike up your own theme music, and get ready for your award.
The winner of the gold medal of you is:
No one else can be you. I’d make a lousy you, and you wouldn’t be a very good me. You are the world champion of being you. It’s what you’re great at. You can’t really be somebody else.
A terrific thing about massage is it is for everybody. There are no qualifications or requirements. You don’t have to wait four years for it (which I do not recommend doing).
There is no score keeping, and especially there is no judging. I’ll address body image in another post.
You can even have the Olympic theme music during your massage if you wish.
If you are less than perfect, like me, address and improve what you can control and accept what you can’t. That can turn down the stress a notch. Only when you are being you can your awesomeness come out.
Massage obviously helps people to relax. When you are relaxed, you feel like yourself again. Some clients tell me after a massage they feel like a new person. It’s not a new person, but who you really are that your stress or pain had pushed to the background.
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
― Dr. Seuss
I also feel a Seuss inspired post will be coming.
Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio. Find out more about him, his business, and massage at www.HudsonMassageTherapy.com