You know you’re a massage therapy student when you …

You know you’re a massage therapy student when you …

Lie awake at night/Wake up in the morning going through the bones/muscles/massage routine/body systems in your head.


Subconsciously use the massage strokes you learned when massaging in body lotion.


Subconsciously start massaging someone’s back/giving them energy when you hug them.


Annoy your partner by pointing out the bones and muscles on his/her body.


Begin comparing massage modalities to styles of art – Swedish = Impressionism, Thai = Surrealism, etc.


Get stressed out at the thought of not getting stressed out during a massage.


Start making up funny names for various massage strokes (e.g. “chicken wing”, “wax on-wax off”, “angel wing”) so that you will personally remember them.


Are not surprised to be in a class full of psychics where everyone’s abilities are openly accepted.


Begin learning what it truly means to be centered and grounded.

By Sarah Downing

My name is Sarah. I was born and grew up in England and currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany, with my fiancé Corey and my cuddly cat Biscuit. I work as a translator and writer for my own company Aardwolf Text Services ( and I love vintage clothes and music, as well as singing karaoke.

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