The practice of massage or bodywork requires a significant amount of mental, emotional, and physical energy. We bring our best selves to our clients - and it can be exhausting. “Hectic”, “stressed”, and “drained” describe the ethos of our times as we multitask like crazy, striving to get more done in less time and balance the demands of work, family, friends, and the goals we set for our personal development. This session is about learning from fatigue and using it’s teachings to examine our lives, ourselves, and what it means to bring heart to every massage without depleting our own energy levels.
Anne Williams is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, clinical hypnotherapist, registered counselor, and aromatherapist. Before joining Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) as Director of Education, Anne worked as a massage instructor, spa consultant, and curriculum specialist with a focus on program startup. She has written two textbooks: Spa Bodywork and Massage Mastery: From Student to Professional and has served as editor for the book Teaching Massage: Foundation Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors. In her free time, she loves rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets her out into Colorado’s beautiful landscape with friends.