Statement of Professional Mission, Vision, and Values
My mission is to help promote health and well-being for my clients (and in general) by using all of my capacities as a massage therapist and wellness practitioner to address physical pain and stress, and to nurture the release of postural restrictions and patterns of tension held in the body and the mind by offering exceptional care through intelligent and intuitive bodywork and wellness coaching. The goal of Transformative Self-Care is to empower and support you in achieving and maintaining optimal health, well-being, and vitality so that you are better equipped to enjoy the balanced and satisfying life you desire and deserve.
It is my vision to see a shift in the way we address physical, mental, and emotional stress in general by promoting the development of self-awareness to facilitate early response to pain or distress and the integration of regular care like massage therapy, yoga and stretching, balanced nutrition, movement education, and enjoyable therapeutic practices such as mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, walking, dancing, affirmation, and any other healthy activities that transform stress and increase feelings of appreciation and well-being on the levels of mind, body, and spirit.
The values that I intend to practice in the pursuit of these goals are:
Empowerment--My primary aim is to serve each client in their personal growth in health and wellness, but I know that I can only provide a small part of the care required for extended well-being. I would like to help empower my clients with the awareness that they are the greatest authority in their own lives, and that it is they who are their own most important health care provider. As a healing practitioner I can offer essential support, but it is the daily choices of each individual--and the remarkable resilience of their own bodies--that is the true catalyst and foundation of all healing. It is my goal to offer more than a "temporary fix" by making available practical health and wellness information to facilitate the education of my clients and support them in the pursuit of their personal health goals so they can create their lives in a way that works for them as a unique being.
Love--I believe that love is spirituality in practice, it is any deliberate action intended to care for the needs of ourselves or others--especially in the presence of physical pain, emotional distress, or mental suffering. Love takes many forms, but the giving and receiving of it always results in positive states of well-being which range from increased feelings of inner peace to genuine affection to joyful appreciation. For me, offering heart-centered massage is an ideal expression of my own will to love because I can simultaneously support the healing and well-being of my clients by doing work that inspires and empowers me. By striving to better embody loving qualities such as acceptance, kindness, non-judgement, compassion, and mindfulness each day, I've experienced the liberation of increased health, improved relationships, and inner peace that results, and ever aim to embody the nature of this most sacred human quality through care for myself and others.
Integrity--Each day I strive to live in a way that is congruent with my personal and professional mission and vision for the world. The maxim, "be the change you wish to see in the world" points to this important principle of integrity . It reminds me to remain committed to my own physical, mental, and spiritual practices, and to cultivate the same health and wellness in my own life that I promote and desire for my clients. Besides a desire to live and work in integrity, I also acknowledge the greater integrity of existence which is rooted in the basic fact that I am interconnected with all of Nature and humanity, that my choices effect more than just myself and those in my immediate surroundings. Each day I aspire to act and interact in a way that honors this truth by making responsible choices which promote environmental sustainability, social harmony, and inner peace.
"Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one." --Marianne Williamson
16301 Yellow Sage St,
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
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