Amelia Mitchell, LMT, LLCC, BCTMB
A person stopped by the office yesterday and introduced themselves as a “healer” who is new to the area and wanted to learn about Alchemy and see if we had space available.
After a brief introduction, I explained that Alchemy doesn’t rent rooms. We have a very traditional business structure* that is far too unusual in the therapy/healing arts/massage world.
So then they asked another question that made me chuckle. “What about clients that you can’t fix?”
So much to say...
I am incredibly proud and inspired by the Alchemists- the therapists and practitioners who make up our team here at Alchemy. They are highly trained, with advanced certifications, and yes they each have a profound and unique healing presence.
We have so many clients with significant issues, people who are challenged and are not finding answers. So often, Alchemy is that place for them. That place where things begin to shift and feel better.
Yet, we do not fix. We never fix. We facilitate, we support, sometimes we challenge, and often we soothe. We listen with our ears, our hands, our hearts.
Fixing happens within the clients body. The body’s inner wisdom guides us and we follow providing the hands-on treatment needed to support change. We can’t “make” it happen though. We don’t heal. The body heals itself.
This is a different point of view. It is a way to allow trust and the inexplicable truth that we are more than sacks of muscle, sinew, and bone. There is far more to the picture, what brings life and what animates us as individuals is the place of change and power. As Alchemists we serve that. Our training and experience gives us the tools, skills, and awareness.
We also see life and all it’s challenges, including physical, emotional, societal, spiritual, and cultural challenges as part of each person’s individual path through life. It is an honor to be a part of this process whether it is for a couple of sessions or for many years. We don’t see ourselves as the be all and end all healing gods and goddesses. In fact, we are always happy to help you connect with other professionals who might be a support as well.
We know we are part of a team, led by the client, we will make suggestions and share our understandings of things. We are a part of a process. A process that lasts as long as life itself. To poorly paraphrase Dr. John Upledger, if we are “done” if we have learned all there is to learn, if we have completed everything we came here to do, we probably have about seven more minutes to live.
Because, we are never done. For those seeking, the path continues to spread out before us.
The Alchemists are honored to be on your team as you live your life. We love to bring our wisdom and experience to be of assistance. We know people get better, feel changes, improvements, and health benefits. We know that life can change with regular Massage, CranioSacral therapy, and bodywork.
We know you are better, and we know we didn’t fix you, that was an inside job.
*Alchemy doesn’t rent space, all our therapists and practitioners are employees for about 50 good reasons. If you want to read a bit more about this, you can visit About Alchemy, or Careers at Alchemy for more detailed information.
Owner Amelia Mitchell, brings her years of experience as a therapist as well as a deep interest in wellness, self-care, and healing to Alchemy's blog.