Define your Future –
Control your Destiny

I graduated from Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in 2006 and was lucky to be hired as an assistant instructor just a couple of months after I graduated.  My plan on graduation was to keep my full time job as an IT Director working 40 + hour weeks and build my massage clientele on the weekends and after hours.  I did not stick to that plan for very long.  Let me explain…


Recently, I shared my story about giving my nephew a massage while he was in the hospital for 30 days after being diagnosed with Leukemia.  Here’s the odd thing with that scenario:  2 months prior to his diagnosis, I had signed up to do the Big Climb up the Columbia Tower in Seattle to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma cancers.

I had a very similar scenario happen in 2006.  I had signed up to do the 3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk in Seattle, and shortly after, my younger sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  (I know, I need to stop signing up for these types of events!)

Anyway, back to 2006 and my plan to continue working full time and slowly building my clientele.  After my sister was diagnosed, I couldn’t do it – I needed to make the change faster.  My family had lost 3 family members in 7 years (my brother in 1997, my mom in 2000 and my older sister in 2004) – my sisters diagnosis of Breast Cancer was the figurative “straw that broke the camels back.”

I made a decision to create and define my own future – one that was based on being happy and living life on my terms.

Define your Future
Define your Future

I made a plan and I stuck to it.
Within 3 months of my sisters diagnosis, I had resigned my full time position and I leapt into the massage profession full time.  About the change, I said “it’s a leap of faith, but if I don’t take it, I will always be working 2 jobs, and I will always be exhausted.”

The rest, as they say, is history.  I have enjoyed a very successful massage career and have helped countless people get out of pain.  I have helped countless people learn the massage profession themselves so that they can help so many more people than I ever could by myself.

Define your Future with Massage

But, lets switch gears, and talk about you and how you can define your future.  A future that is fulfilling for you, and one that brings you joy when you help others.

Imagine if you could control your future – just like I did back in 2006, and you chose to live the life you were meant to live.  If you’re reading this blog, then I believe you are here for a reason, and that you are passionate about massage therapy.

Just think for a minute about not only helping people feel better, but also helping yourself in the process!

It might sound a little far-fetched to you.  But, I truly believe that my future was in danger if I hadn’t taken the leap of faith and took control of my life.  I had a plan, I imagined my life better and I worked my butt off to make it happen.  Above all, I didn’t want to die an early death like my siblings and mom.  I didn’t want sickness and cancer.

I leapt to my future!

What you do today, how you think, and your habits today are big indicators for how the rest of your life is going to go.  You do control your future.  You get to define your future.  If massage is something you have been considering, what is stopping you from reaching out today?

The choice is yours – move through life, unsatisfied and unhappy with your current career choice.  Or, reach out and lets talk about changing your future forever to life the life you were meant to live.

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Don’t just go through the actions to get from point A to point B.
Live your passion!
Live life on your terms!

Committed to your success –
Shari Aldrich, LMP
President / Clinical Director