World Mental Health Day October 10

World Mental Health Day October 10

In the massage therapy profession comes a lot of listening. Recently we had the opportunity to listen to a client who was seeking answers. While we don’t have the all the answers, per say, we sometimes have a life of experience to share that may prompt, continue, or start your journey.

Here is a recent article about how massage therapy is helping against touch deprivation with clients “oftentimes presenting with heightened feelings of fear, grief, anxiety and touch deprivation.”

There are so many pathways for mental health and it’s not uncommon for the first stop to be massage therapy as often times stress lands in the body creating physical pain. While the body is talking, maybe your mind and heart may need to too. Many health professionals work in conjunction with each other. You may choose psychotherapy, life coaching and some of paths listed below. Many paths, one master of the path, that is you. Think about your needs and what your goals may be and you may utilize many types of therapies.

Many of these resources could serve as a springboard to other professionals who might also be more aligned with your needs.


The services at Tao are a good start to the physical health, hence the name massage THERAPY.
Floatation THERAPY is another good choice to



JOURNAL/WRITING THERAPY:  while Tao has no expereince with or affiliation with this institute it does offer writing therapy

MULTIMEDIA supporting who we are and why we do

Here is a MOVIE that might help answer questions about those or for those who may have a sensitive trait:

And here is a MOVIE that explores interconnected epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness and substance abuse, but not in the way you might think. In the documentary The Wisdom of Trauma Dr. Gabor Mate explains to the viers that “So much of what we call abnormality in this culture is actually normal responses to an abnormal culture. The abnormality does not reside in the pathology of individuals, but in the very culture that drives people into suffering and dysfunction.”


Additional mental health resources

Try + (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Here’s is a a world that recognizes mental health and takes care of it!