The epidemic of addiction, pervades every crevice of society today. I’m sure we all know of people struggling with some type of addiction, or compulsion. The days of seeing addiction as a malfunction in our brain chemistry, are in the rear view. We now see that addiction is manifested by lack of connection, or lack of ability to connect to oneself and others. The power of therapeutic/healing touch is undeniable. Often times those who struggle with addiction, have had negative experiences regarding touch in their early developmental stages. Getting massages can help them to reconnect with their own bodies, knowing that the touch is for their healing not for someone.
Taking care of yourself and doing what brings you peace and joy, is NOT selfish. It is self nourishing- And there is a major difference. Being selfish, means doing whatever you like without regard for how you affect others, which can cause pain for those in your life. Being self nourishing, is taking time to refuel, recharge and heal so that we can be of service to others in a more fulfilling way. As a mother of two and a business owner, I know how hard it can be to take time for myself, especially guilt free time. But once you recognize how much better you and those around you.