Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The meaning behind Metta Wellness


The meaning behind Metta Wellness is a powerful and person connection to myself, my space and my work.
The word "Metta" is simply translated to, "Loving Kindness", for me this is my work. Several years ago, when I was thinking and in-visioning working in a space, my own space. I knew I need to have a name that would say how I felt about my work, my clients, my space. As time goes, and we move forward, we realize that what we are looking  for is right here.

Let me share: When I started this path with massage, I had a plan in mind to finish school and just work, simple. As my path unfolded in front of me, I started my first work as a massage and Reiki practitioner at a womens shelter and at a home for cancer patients. Far from what I planned, but yet where I should be. I learned the power of touch and the power of the human spirit. This was the turning point for me, I learned to follow the path that my work was going, not to force myself to be what I thought I had to be, or what the trend in massage was, but where my work took me. Over time as we are touched by events in our lives and in the world around us several things continued to find its way into my life.One being a Mantra, Om Mani Padme hum, with the symbol of the lotus being another. Over time I was given this Mantra by a Monk in Ny after doing volunteer work, again at a Thai Yoga retreat, and then again while traveling to Thailand by another Monk, so as it repeated itself so did the symbol of the lotus. On my last day of travel in Thailand I was walking a path that I had walked everyday for a month, and that day I stopped to look down a path, and at the end of the path was a bridge connecting one Wat to a space where young Monks lived and studied. As I stood on the bridge, all I could see was these incredible lotus flowers blooming across this pond and thinking of the Mantra, and who peaceful and loved I felt standing there, in my own loving kindness.

So yes, years later when I was looking and thinking and writing out names for my space, I knew I wanted my clients to feel the way I did that day, their own loving kindness through touch. We all go through our journey in life, we learn, we grow, and like the lotus we unfold into the beautiful lotus lifting out from the mercy pond. Enjoy your journey, see where it takes you, mine has brought me to Metta Wellness.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Massage and Blogging

Yes, that would be me, and the thought of massage and blogging. I have that look of, "what, blog"and what is massage and blogging and how does that go together..
So here I am, and will be. I have decided to blog twice a week on massage, Ayurveda and wellness. Why, because I want to share with you my love for what I do, and why I do this work. Over the past 9 years of doing this work I've learned a from my clients, reading, observing and doing ;so many ways to help bring balance into lives. One thing we all need is a little reminder from time to time, so I am being reminded to share, learn and yes blog. So hopefully you read, comment or share, as we work to inspire each other through our journeys of massage and blogging.

Who am I: Heather, I work with for and at Metta Wellness, my space to share massage, Ayurveda and bring wellness in a holistic space.