I became interested in massage school while living in New Mexico in the late ’90’s. I had become a reiki practitioner and liked the idea of being able to place my hands on someone and allow healing energy to come through, and that each of us has the capacity to heal with our hands. I figured that if I became a massage therapist I could also integrate reiki into my sessions.
After completing the ten month massage therapy course, I moved to Colorado and have been practicing massage for over thirteen years now. I’ve worked in diverse settings including nine years at a salon, seven years at a health club, and twelve years doing chair massage at corporations.
The biomat is a recent addition. I now use the biomat in all of my bodywork sessions, and sometimes as a treatment by itself. Many of my clients are elderly and survivors of cancer, and they consistently report feeling profoundly relaxed and rejuvenated after lying on the biomat.
Considering all the healing benefits of the biomat, I feel that the mat is doing its healing work as I’m working on clients, and the end result is a double dose of healing. The biomat has truly revived my interest in doing healing work, and I have personally experienced the healing effects of the biomat as I’ve been using it every day for my own stress relief. Combining the biomat with massage provides deep relaxation and rejuvenation for clients as well as specifically addressing chronic health issues that people present with such as arthritis, headaches, insomnia, fibromyalgia, back pain, and overall stress.
Sue McShane NCMT, M.Ed. Biomat Colorado