A successful Massage and Bodywork Day

A successful Massage and Bodywork Day

It was a drizzly summer day, a great backdrop for the Massage and Bodywork Day at Laughing Waters Retreat Center at Hickory Nut Forest Eco-community. About a dozen therapists came together to teach different modalities of massage to a great group of interested people – both therapists and non-therapists alike.

After Kyle Wright’s class on “Unlocking Chronic Back Pain”, I heard several participants excitedly go on about his extensive knowledge and great ability to convey it.

Tracy McMahon inspired other therapists on ways to keep their practice thriving while maintaining enthusiasm about their work. One of the other presenters, who attended Tracy’s class, reflected that it was nice to get outside of her normal “massage exchange group” and learn new tricks of the trade.

Gaia Boyd brought a great heart-centered awareness to her class, and all of the other therapists offered insights that made it into my journal that evening.

The therapists who attended really appreciated the opportunity to connect to others in what can sometimes be an isolating profession, and many said they felt re-energized at the end of the day. The non-therapists really enjoyed learning techniques and the opportunity to spend that day at such an amazing retreat center.

It was a great event, where everyone enjoyed themselves in a relaxed and fun setting. We look forward to the second annual Massage and Bodywork Day next year.

This day could not have happened without the following people:
Michael Johnson
Kara Smith
Ruth Moeller
Sean Kelly
Jason Bourdreau
Kyle Write
Gaia Boyd
Stephen Opper
Tracy McMahon
Daisy Conway
our many volunteers
and of course our beautiful hosts: John Myers and Jane Lawson.

Thanks for a beautiful day and we look forward to seeing you next year.

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