saying hello

5 years ago  •  By  •  0 Comments

I’m delighted to welcome you to my website......

First of all I’d like to say a big thank you to Paul Jackson at Web91 for building it, Gill Moore at Gill Moore Photography in Chorlton for the great photos and my sister Amy for being such a patient (and beautiful!) model client. Thank you all!

So, here I am at the beginning, from where anything is possible. At the beginning of a massage there is a quiet moment when as the therapist I place my hands on my client’s body and just rest there, acknowledging the connection between us and wishing my client well – the hello moment.

When I’m receiving a massage, I often feel a little unsettled at the beginning – ‘have I got time for this? Just to lie here for an hour?’ My mind tends to make lists and run over the things I have to do, and then I just… let go. Then I might notice that my lower back is aching or that it’s hard to let my shoulders drop. I think of this as saying hello to my body.

We can notice all kinds of things in a still hello moment – just now I’m noticing that I’m a little nervous about this website going live (although to be honest I didn’t need a moment of stillness to notice that!) and that I’m excited about launching this new venture.

In saying hello to my body in this moment I notice that my shoulders are way too close to my ears, so I’m just going to take a minute to lift them all the way up to my ears and roll them back and down…. and down a little bit more, really letting my shoulder blades drop all the way down into my back pockets and then bring them forward and up and back and down again, maybe five times. I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one whose shoulders are too close to their ears – say hello to your shoulders, give them a roll!

The great thing about saying hello is that you don’t just do it once. We can always take a moment to say hello – to each other, to our bodies, to the day. We can always be at the beginning and anything is always possible.