2012 is well under way. It seems to me that the vibration of life is moving very fast. Our profession is also moving fast to keep up with escalating attention and demand. After years of being in the background, massage is in the forefront of mainstream attention. Are we growing in the right direction? Is the integrity and the core health of our profession being retained ?
I have personally been concerned at the push for practitioners to model after the medical model. This includes, technology over heart, technology over relationship, and separateness over the organic bonding of touching another human being. These are all the principals that cause burn out and fatigue of our health care professionals. This is not to model after.
My dear friend, colleague, mentor and massage industry icon, David Palmer, is concerned as well. In David’s November issue of his Touch Pro Newsletter he addressed this issue in an article that I think is brilliant and deserves to be circulated. Therefore, I am sharing the following article along with the discussion that followed. I feel it is vital to the health of the massage profession. I urge you to read it and join the discussion.