The professional associations that make up the GCMT represent a diverse group of massage therapists. The results of a recent survey sent to counsel members acknowledged, regardless of the form of massage being delivered, the interconnectedness of physical, psychological and emotional aspects of human beings. Research has shown that although we might think we are working solely with the physical body, evidence suggests that when we come into relationship with our clients and place our hands on their bodies we are making contact with all physical and mental processes. It is important to remember that the skin and the nervous system develop out of the same embryological layer.
It is from this holistic perspective that the mental health awareness group has developed this presentation to remind massage therapists that mental health issues are not separate from physical.