Metta also believes that caring touch is an essential part of the human experience, and an indispensable component of a healthy life. We recognize that access to massage and bodywork services has been largely restricted to the middle and wealthy classes, as healthcare in this country generally refuses to recognize the benefits of preventative and therapeutic touch. Metta also recognizes that caregiver burnout is a symptom of this systemic failure.
If you are reading this page, you probably already know that the benefits of massage are greater than soothing aching and sore muscles: Massage is a full-body treatment, a whole-person experience, that nurtures, restores, soothes, and heals the physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies. The purpose of this award is to give our neighbors and community members the chance to receive ongoing, regular care for a period of six months, to experience the transformative effects of regular bodywork treatment.