Thursday, March 13, 2008

'Nother "Back Home"

I massaged a lady from Michigan today, and she regaled me with stories of her friend back home, who massages her monthly.

Not only is this friend a massage therapist, she's also an acupuncturist and physical therapist.

That upped the intimidation factor quite a bit.

Screw it, it was a Swedish massage, and she enjoyed it, dammit.


Salute said...

I had an opportunity to go to school for massage therapist, but let that opportunity got away. I wish that I has reall pursue that opportunity. I think there growth there. They is nothing like a good massage.

phlegmfatale said...

Girl - you've got to let go of thinking in terms of self-comparison - that's a cardinal sin in my book. So what if someone IS comparing you to the back home thing? The bitch back home doesn't do what YOU do. PLUS, if they're SO luvved up and kept fit by the bitch back home, then why do they need a massage when they are on a bloody effing vacation? Hmm?
So, you work in a place which caters to business and holiday travelers. Maybe rather than trying to intimidate or compare you, it's possible that they are trying to let you know that even though they're from po-dunk, they is plumb sophisticated.

You totally rock, Christina, and you only have to compare to yourself. Just leave others to wrap around their own axles - not your problem. You're fabulous.

Christina RN LMT said...

Mae, thanks for stopping by! I agree, massage is becoming more widely accepted, and there is a lot of growth in the industry. You know, it's never too late to go back to school...

Phlegm, what can I say, but "thanks!" and "wow!" I know you're right, but it just seems that some clients go out of their way to let you know about "back home". I never thought about your interpretation of events, though. It actually makes sense! So, no more worries for me, I'll just do my thing.