Let’s hear it for the Care Provider!
We see you caring for your patients and loved ones with compassion and kindness. We recognize that this is not an easy charge. It is often emotionally, spiritually and physically exhausting to care for someone who is experiencing major life changes and challenges.
Juicy Self-Care allows you to take time away from your daily activities. It encourages you to look within for what inspires and ignites you to feel the Joy in your day. Here in each moment is the perfect opportunity to pause and feel the essence of Life. To feel that cosmic pulse that unites us all in Divine Love.
It is important to love yourself. To treat yourself well. To Breathe….
Here is a simple breathing exercise to help open you to more Juicy Self-Care.
Come on. Do it right now.
Find a quiet place to be.
- Sit in a quiet place, spine and back comfortable. Use pillows if you need support.
- Rest your hands gently on your stomach.
- Breathe in deeply while thinking words like Peace, Love, Joy, Calm, Melt.
- Follow your breath to your stomach. Feel your hands rise and fall.
- Inhale—feel your hands rise gently.
- Exhale—feel your hands fall.
- Breathe 20 deep breaths, inhaling and exhaling.
Congratulations! You have just completed your first step to Juicy-Self Care. Be good to yourself. We need you spiritually, emotionally and physically grounded. We need you to celebrate the Joy in each moment!
With Deepest Gratitude…
Vickie Torrey, MBA, MHA, LMBT is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist with 30 years of experience in therapeutic massage and 40 years of experience as a Counselor/Certified Social Worker. Ms. Torrey has previously served as Director of Education for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), taught massage and movement for Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, and wrote for the Charlotte Post in a monthly newspaper column entitled “Hands On Health" that focused on massage, bodywork, and mind-body psychology. In 2018, Vickie was nominated for the AARP Purpose Prize Award for her innovative work with caregivers. She teaches classes in Hot Stone, Intuitive, and Oncology Massage in Brazil, Costa Rica, and the U.S.
Vickie Torrey is also the host of our Oncology Massage by the Sea Continuing Education Retreat.
The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy is the world’s premier study abroad program for massage therapy. We offer both a 600 hour and a 700 hour COMTA Accredited Massage Therapy course which satisfies the licensing requirements for massage therapy in most of the United States. Additionally, we offer continuing education for massage therapists.