It begins before you even get to my office. You call me, I answer, and you start asking me things like, “Is it a FULL BODY massage?” Then, you tell me I sound ***y. You ask if I’M going to do your massage. Before I became a massage therapist, I always thought that happy endings were good things. You know, like you read about in fairy tales. “They lived happily ever after. The End.” People think it’s easy to become a massage therapist. I blame the commercials. They always say “In less than a year, I got on the road to a health care career!” They never mention that in LESS THAN A YEAR, we know the names, locations, and functions of every body part. Not just 206 bones, but even the myelin sheath that surrounds the axons of your neurons. We’ve studied diseases and skin conditions. We learn about Eastern medicine, too. This involves energy, points, channels, colors, seasons, emotions… We packed all of that, and much more, into our brains. I think that deserves a hint of respect.