I love the concept of seva, the Sanskrit word for compassionate actions offered to one’s community, free from expectations of reward or reimbursement.
Seva Sessions for Grieving Clients
Coming in 2019
Creating the Grief Massage℠ philosophy + approach & building this Institute for Grief Massage Inc℠ has deeply fed and nourished my own soul.
Giving back to the community has always been a vital part of my path. In 2008, when first starting to develop the Grief Massage philosophy + approach, I offered free sessions to grieving people in Charlotte.
Years later, in 2012-2014, I was honored to partner with The Massage Therapy Foundation and a local non-profit in 2 Community Service Grant Projects. That opportunity to offer free massage to grieving community members in need - on a large scale - forever impacted me and my vision.
My Work Today
Today, while I direct much of my energy and time toward teaching and training other massage therapists (and writing/creating courses about grief and massage therapy), it is important to me that I keep giving back to my community.
So, in 2019, I plan to incorporate the concept of seva into my work by offering a free series (3 massage sessions) to one grieving client each season. I plan to begin this in the Spring of 2019.
Spring 2019 Launch
I am planning to begin accepting applications in March 2019.
To apply for this opportunity after March 1, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will provide information about the Grief Massage philosophy + approach and to have a short phone consultation with potential clients to answer questions they may have.
Please note that the sessions will be offered on Thursdays in the Spring and Summer of 2019.
This opportunity will be offered to one client per season who has suffered a loss of any kind in the past year and is healthy enough to receive gentle massage. Please contact me for more details and to apply after March 1, 2019.
One series of seva sessions (no charge to the client) will be available for each season. One client will be accepted for each season.
Aimee Joy Taylor is a North Carolina licensed massage and bodywork therapist, NC LMBT # 7632.