Raising awareness of the benefits of Massage Therapy and making Massage Therapy affordable and accessible to the community.
Plant The Seeds Of Community Giving to Reap the Best Harvest
I've always thought of the Garden of Wellness as a community garden of Wellness. I've always had a strong passion and purpose to help others not just with my gift of touch and healing, but through extending seeds into the community with a mission to make massage therapy affordable and accessible. I believe that giving back to the community is adding to the soil of our community.
On June 4, 2019 the Garden of Wellness was recognized for my work in the community and in the City of Cincinnati. Every June 4th has officially been proclaimed “Garden of Wellness Day” in the city of Cincinnati.
In 2016 “community massage project” was created within the Garden of Wellness.
Massage therapy in the community cannot be underestimated. By responding to the needs of a community I ensure that massage is made available to everybody. For many people massage is not easily accessible. It is well known that lives are enhanced by massage and the healing benefits are proven. I’m dedicated to making a positive difference in the health and welfare in the city through the power of compassionate, professional touch offered through the art and science of massage therapy. I want to promote the profession of massage therapy throughout the community and raise awareness by introducing and educating the community about massage and it’s benefits.
The community massage project at the Garden of Wellness is a socially minded project using 'pop-up' clinics at community and public venues to provide easy access to quality, affordable therapeutic massage treatments for all. Volunteering my time in helping plant a good seed in the community, by serving the community through Massage Therapy. Massage.... for a Cause........
Therefore including but not limited to, working with non-profit organizations and events, churches, senior living facilities, health workshops, schools, hospitals and hospice patients through Vitas Healthcare. Non-profit organizations I've partnered with such as:
T1 Diabetes Journey inc.,
Iam Me Leadership Program w/ Guiding Light Mentoring
Ignite your purpose Organization
What love does project w/ Grace + Grit spa
The Bethany House
How does it work?
"The 4 seeds of sowing"
2. Pop up
Donations: In the form of gift certificates *limit 2 - 60 minute massage sessions
Pop-up Clinics: Onsite massage/ chair massage at Non profit organizations, health fairs, hospice, nursing homes, and schools. *One Pop-up clinic offered per quarter
Promo for programs: Promotional code of 30% off on all services given to individuals within your non profit's organization program. Promotional code will expire in one year.
Speaking engagements: If you would like me to speak to a group on the benefits of massage therapy or selfcare.
It is required that all request be made at least 30 days in advance. Please send request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Massage Project
A Touch of Relief
Massage Therapy for Firefighters and First Responders
Firefighters, like nurses, often work long shifts (such as 24 hours on and 48 hours off). One researcher conducting a study for the Ohio Fire Executive Program at the Forest Park Fire Department in Ohio found firefighters enjoyed reduced stress and increased well-being after receiving massage therapy treatments.
First responders who work with injured or deceased people often experience posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and some show signs of full-blown posttraumatic stress (PTSD). In the months after Norway’s two 2011 terror attacks, for example, first responders such as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs reported on their experiences and any PTSD symptoms they experienced. Over 5% of respondents found their work “extremely strainful,” and 1-2% showed signs of PTSD.
Through the Garden of Wellness I would love to volunteer at fire-stations, police stations, and hospitals.
Rose's Delight emerged after I visited the senior living community "The Reserve on South Martin Community Living" located in the City of Mt. Healthy, Cincinnati, Ohio. I was volunteering massage work with my community massage project. After talking to a few residents, I learned that senior citizens can't afford basic living expenses. More than 9 million older Americans can't pay their bills. The cost of living, basic expenses like food, housing, health care and transportation are too much for millions of people aged 65 and older to bear.
Meanwhile, health care costs are rising, and more than one in five people over age 50 say they have skipped doctor visits, switched to cheaper medications, or simply avoided certain medications altogether because the expense was too high. One resident told me they at times they have to choose, saying " it's either my rent or my medication."
Providing pop up clinics at nursing homes and low income senior living facilities.