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Try Massage – You Might Like It

Posted by on March 23, 2012

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Try it ~ You Might Like It

If you would have asked me 26 years ago if I ever dreamed of becoming a massage therapist, I would have looked at you as if you were crazy.  Now I can’t imagine how empty my life would have been had I not answered the challenge, “Try it. You might like it.”

The short version of a very long story is that I was teaching a business development class at a local massage college because I thought my destiny was to be a motivational speaker.  I thought I was supposed to be teaching people how to be entrepreneurs.  One day after a class I was teaching a student stopped me with a compelling plea: “Oh please, could you be a body for me?  We aren’t even today in massage class!”

In massage classes you always hope there will be an even number of students so you can practice what was demonstrated that day in class on one another.  That fateful day I agreed to be a good sport and lay on the table as ‘a body’ changed my life forever.  After receiving a well-executed back massage the student working on me said, “Now it’s your turn to work on me!”  I looked at her as if she were crazy and began to explain I was not a massage therapist . . . that I never even thought of being one . . . and that I couldn’t ever imagine putting my hands on someone.

The gentle messenger of destiny said to me: “Try it. You might like it.”

And so I did.  I stood at the head of the massage table, took a deep breath, probably sent up a little prayer and I placed my hands on the woman’s back.  From here my memory gets a little foggy, yet very, very clear.  I left my body!  What I remember was seeing myself above the room looking down at myself flowing skillfully over the tissue of a lady I just recently met, yet felt like I intimately knew every muscle in her back.  What was even more amazing is that I saw my future.  On some level I knew I would become a massage therapist, I would teach massage and I would go on to affect the lives of many people.

Who knows how long I was out of my body. When I returned to reality I remember thinking, “Wow, I like this!”

I am so glad even back then I believed there are no accidents. My destiny was revealed because of a chance invitation.  While I can’t guarantee that when you place your hands on someone’s back for the first time YOUR entire life will flash before your eyes  . . . what I can suggest is that being a guest in a summer Swedish massage class could help you determine whether becoming a massage therapist is something you might like to do as a career or even as a way of making extra income to supplement your current employment.

If you are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for five weeks starting June 16, 2014 consider being our guest in a Swedish massage class at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona.  Register as our guest by calling 480-994-9244.  To find out a little more about us go to  We are a state-licensed, nationally accredited college for those entering the holistic wellness field.  Our mission is to help you discover your gifts and support you into taking them out into the world in a loving and profitable way.



Blessings ~ KC Miller

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6 Responses to Try Massage – You Might Like It

  1. Terri

    Great post, really enjoyed it!
    — Terri

  2. Jennifer


    I had a similar experience and I am SOOO glad I gave it a try! I started out in the corporate world of Sports Marketing/Management but have now been practicing Massage Therapy for over 14 years. Life changing!

  3. Will Zecco

    I have worked in the Spa Industry for over 40 years. The massage therapist s that I have had the honor of working with all share what an amazing career choice. So I say “Try it YOU might like it.” Touch and Heal Bodies and Souls……..what is not to like?

  4. Keri Ratliff

    Thank you, KC, for giving me that push in the summer of 1998. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I never had a massage before or even knew what it was all about. But you gave this intern from the exercise/wellness program at ASU a chance at not only an internship, but for a career that has taken me into the nicest spas in Arizona, and 15 years later it is still my career and passion. Thank you for all you do!! Without a doubt, you certainly affected my life!

  5. Amalia Celaya

    I came in to Swiha with the intention to enroll in the Life Coaching and Hypno programs, and eneded up leaving as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher. I am so happy that I did, because I love my job! Funny how life works out! Thank you KC!!

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