Who Are My Clients? (an overview)
October 11, 2022 Author: Renée
If you've read much of my blog so far, especially my little "Who Am I and Why Am I Here?" series, then you already have an idea of, well, who I am and why I do what I do.
If you haven't figured it out yet, my work is more about the people I serve, and less about specific modalities. In this new series, we're going to discuss who you, my clients, are-- and why coming to see me for massage might be helpful for you.
My work is about the people I serve
Because "my brain," I am going to start here, with a random list of the people my training (and personal experience, in many cases) has equipped me to serve. It's really kind of cool, because I might think that I am attending a class for one specific condition, and realize halfway through that the material applies not just to that specific population/condition, but to a whole bunch of others as well. These overlaps broaden my horizons much more than I expect at the outset!
This list is no particular order (other than how they hit my brain), nor is it anywhere near all-inclusive.
Over time, I shall expound on these in individual blog posts. so come back often and look for the new links!
If you are here on my website, reading my blog, and you do not "see yourself" here, please feel free to reach out to me through my contact page. Your inquiry could lead me to new heights I never thought I'd (try to) scale before! Or, you might be asking about something I am already qualified to do, but not yet gotten around to blogging about!
- Burn injury
- Autoimmune disease (have you heard of the spoon theory?)
- Chronic illness
- Touch-averse (but who need bodywork anyway)
- Heart disease
- Feel dissociated (disconnected) from the body
- IPV survivors
- Trauma survivors
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse/addiction
- Cannot seem to relax
- Chronic stress
- Chronic headaches/migraines
- Abuse survivors
- Sexual assault survivors
- Domestic abuse
- Chronic overthinkers
- Doctors (dentists, veterinarians, other high-stress occupations)
- Chronic pain that won't go away with normal interventions
- Feeling like past issues are "stuck in the body"
- Always "in your head"
- Parents/caregivers of special needs individuals
- Those aforementioned special needs individuals themselves
- and more...