As a massage therapist, I feel it is important for me to share my gifts with my community! i currently have three organizations where I focus my time, energy and resources.
Beyond Boobs! (Beyondboobs.org). This is a local breast cancer support group that is different from any other support grout out there! This is a group of women who are serious about breast cancer prevention and education but they do it in a fun, zest for life way! I love spending time with these women at their various events and functions. I also use my love of essential oils to make personal care products which I sell and donate a percentage of the proceeds every month!
Hospice at Westminster Canterbury. People at the end of life need compassionate touch, even if it's the holding of a hand or the gentle stroking of a forearm. It is so very powerful to be present with someone who is at this stage of their life. Compassionate touch can be their best medicine!
Military organizations. I live in a military area so we are constantly aware of their service and their sacrifice. It is my pleasure to participate in events geared for the military, such as 31 Heroes, Wounded Wear, Veterans House, to name a few. I offer chair massage at many events and donate gift certificates for massage services at my studio.
These are just a few of the ways I use my gifts, talents and time to help make my community stronger!