CASSARAH

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Massage and Obesity

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I've had a beautiful start to my day. I was a little cranky at first, but have settled nicely as the sun is rising.

I'm now three weeks away from my last day of school! I'm so excited I can't wait. I've been spurred by an assignment in my research class to do a study of my own. I'm going to chart the effects of massage on the subjective effects of being obese. Subjective effects are things that you "feel". They can't be measured by anyone other than the person who is feeling them. So in the case of obesity and how massage can help I'll be looking at quality of sleep, moods, hunger, feelings of seity, fatigue, and body pain.

I have one client that I just started working on yesterday and I'm so excited to be doing this. I really feel like I've found a niche that I'm passionate about! Once I'm done with my massage school I'm going to take the course to become a personal trainer and I'm going to take classes to either become a dietitian or nutiritonist. I have to research which certification would help me out the best. Then I'm going to focus my skills on creating a holistic weight health program. I will use myself as my first client, I already have a massage therapist friend that I can trade massages with since I can't massage myself. I'm hoping to be able to create a complete program and have myself and at least three other people showing significant results within a year of graduating. Furthering my education really won't take long, so it's just about staying consistent and figuring out the best approach to this.

With the study that I'm doing I can submit it for a contest and it might get published! I love research.

So I'll be pretty busy for a while, but this is a good thing. :)
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