There are a lot of incredible women who have come through the doors of Metamorphic Massage for Women. From all walks of life, women of all ages have graced me with their presence on my massage table.
Karen was born in Raleigh and has lived here her whole life. Her favorite thing to do in North Carolina is going to the beach…her favorites are Topsail and Kill Devil Hills. She has fond memories of annual family trips that have happened since she was an infant and always enjoyed hanging out with her seven cousins. Both her grandmother and an aunt had beach houses, which made the annual trips easier. Her favorite part of the beach is watching the sunset while feeling the breeze and listening to the birds and the surf.
When asked why she continues to come to Metamorphic Massage for Women, Karen responded “Linda is very flexible…Sometimes I sleep, sometimes she I talk a lot. She’s also very considerate. One time, someone wanted to bring their baby to their session which was happening at the same time as my massage, so she called me, to see if I was okay with that. She also does a very thorough evaluation when I first arrive, always checking to see if something has changed, address issues each session. I also love Linda’s sense of humor, and her knowledge about all things healthy. I’ve learned a lot of organic food and natural remedies, which has been really fun to learn. I never would have touched anything organic in a grocery store until I met Linda. As soon as you eat one organic banana, you never go back. Now I eat as organic as possible. It tastes better, plus it’s better for you. I’ve also noticed my food lasts a lot longer…it has saved me money because of that.”
Karen retired December 16th, and is very passionate about enjoying her time. She’s spent the last several months catching up on reading, bible study, reconnecting with friends, church activities, doing home maintenance projects. She is loving retirement, doesn’t miss work one bit, and knows it will be hard if she ever has to return to work for some reason.
When asked about what has been most beneficial about getting massage regularly, Karen quickly answered “The relief of achiness and stress has been great. Self- care in general has been much easier since retirement…regular massage, food, sleep…it’s all much easier now that I’m retired. My biological clock is kind of messed up due to the crazy work schedule for years. I’m trying to find my balance again. I go to gym & work out with trainer twice a week. I want to start walking again to make up for all the lost movement since leaving nursing, which had me walking all day long.
As always, Karen made me laugh…when asked “If you had one piece of advice to give to someone who is looking to incorporate better self-care habits in her life Karen answered: “Start with a massage with Linda because she can teach you everything you need to know. “