Massage Therapy is a field dominated by male pioneers. From Pehr Henrik Ling, founder of Swedish Massage in the 1800s, to today's celebrate teachers like Tom Myers and James Waslaski. There are a LOT of men to thank for progress in the field. With so many men in the massage history books, it can be easy to overlook the STELLAR accomplishments of the few female historical figures in the field. These notable women include Dr. Ida Rolf, founder of the Rolf Institute, Dr. Janet Travell, author of the game-changing book Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: A Trigger Point Manual (and JFK's physician!), and Eunice Ingham, a researcher and author who further developed Reflexology. In celebration of International Women's Day 2017, I would like to honor those female pioneers in the fields of massage and bodywork. As a massage therapist and bodywork nerd, I am thankful to have these brilliant & bold female leaders to look up to. Here's to all the female bodyworkers who make change in their client's lives and beyond. Happy International Women's Day 2017!!!
Empowerment beyond the massage table...
As a bodyworker and teacher, I love helping to educate people about their bodies. I think our relationship to our bodies is vitally important to our mental health. This blog features a few tools, articles, and fun facts to help you empower your body :) -Emily