Turmeric: The Massage Therapist’s Best Friend

Turmeric has dozens of ways that it supports us all, and for those involved in jobs which entail demanding physical exertion over long periods, this fabulous golden spice can be especially nectarous. Here is a summary of a few of the ways that Turmeric especially empowers massage therapists.

Joints and Inflammation

The long hours and days that blend into months and years filled with repetitively using your finger, hand, wrist and elbow joints to invoke healing in others can take its toll on your own wellness, especially at the level of inflammation in the connective tissue of these joints. Because Turmeric has many proven mechanisms of supporting a deep terrain of wellness in this case, including working on COX-2 as well as other key cellular messengers, it has accrued a very positive track record for being one of the world’s greatest herbs at strongly encouraging healthy response to occasional inflammation.   Turmeric also has significant analgesic activity as it supports deep nerve tissue as well.

One of the reasons why Turmeric has been used for Yogis for millennia is that it excels at protecting the joints and connective tissue and thus allows the Yogi to go deeper into their practice with less risk of injury. In the same way, taking turmeric will allow the massage therapist to go deeper into their practice while retaining all the rewarding facets of therapeutic endeavors.

Build Blood, Clean Blood, Move Blood

Turmeric is renowned to be one of the best healing substances that can build, clean and move blood. In reference to its ability to move blood and thus Prana, I often call Turmeric an herbal version of an acupuncture session, especially for women. What this means for the massage therapist is that they will experience more endurance and much less lower body stagnation and congestion that tends to set in after standing for long periods of time. This also means that when Turmeric is given to the client, then the therapist’s work can go deeper into the client with less effort exerted and thus reduced stress experienced. This becomes a win-win.

Add Turmeric as Revenue Stream

I always advise massage therapists to increase the number of their revenue streams, and so by selling Turmeric to their clients they will increase their income, make their work more rewarding, exerting less effort, and thus tax them less.

Turmeric as Talisman

What ancients call a talisman is often an herb that can protect a person from dysfunctional external energies, which is a complaint I hear from about 70% of the massage therapists that I train. They feel they pick up too much energy from their clients.  Turmeric has been used a talisman for thousands of years, and taken internally will support a massage therapist to naturally be more impervious and resilient to their clients residual energy. Again, this is especially true for women.

An Overall Fantastic Ally

I assure you I could write a book on all the ways that Turmeric can help the massage therapist, in fact, I have.  Rest assured it is one of the best allies a massage therapist can have. Just make sure you consume whole organic Turmeric along with Ginger or Tulsi to enhance its bioavailability.

Prashanti de Jager
From Biophysics to EMT to Ayurvedic Practitioner to Ethnopharmacologist to Ecological Medicine activist, Prashanti de Jager’s study and practice of full spectrum wellness has been continuing since 1988. He is the Herbal and Tradition facet of the original Organic India crew and has a rewarding teaching schedule that takes him far and wide across this Good Earth.


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