Monday, January 6, 2014

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself...

  • Overall, I am a sexologist. I just happen to also be a massage therapist that will be attending a clinical sexology training in a few months followed by sex coaching training. My insecurity overtakes me sometimes because in the massage community sex is not only taboo, it is forbidden. Of course it’s forbidden especially with the endless proposals of happy endings and seduction from a client laying naked on the table- or a massage therapist. I have had medical professionals remind me that massage therapy is not a medical necessity when it comes to treating disease and dysfunction while I reflect on my trainings where I learned how to heal everything from scoliosis to infertility. 

  • Of course, after years of medical training and education, their only resolution for scoliosis is placing metal bars in your back to hold you up straight and for infertility inject you with hormones and artificially inseminated eggs like you’re cattle ready to be slaughtered. Yet, I have learned in recent years that castor oil dissolves cysts and unblock tubes while aromatherapy stimulates the system to heal itself, but I am not qualified to give medical advice because I didn’t go into debt with $250,000 to learn basically how to not use critical thinking but protocol.
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  • But I digress. What gets to me as I am completing my undergraduate education in psychology what to do next. Honestly, I am thinking of ways of being wise even though being wise is not necessarily smart. Sometimes being wise is being scared or avoid the idea of expanding my full potential. I say this because I have been shopping around for methods of enhancing my practice. I believe sexuality should be approached with mind and body techniques. It has been proven that sexual dysfunction is psychological even though there are physical symptoms. A man could have erectile dysfunction because he is suffering from manic depression which altered his eating habits that leads him to be diabetic. A woman may never have an orgasm because she suffered years of abuse and the stress also lead her to have high blood pressure.
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  • Right now, I am a licensed massage therapist and my training in massage school and continuing education involved learning and understanding how to treat the whole person. I can assess a person through the pain they are communicating to me about, but sometimes massage alone will not help them. Or can it? I have on countless occasions worked on stiff necks on people who didn’t take their intake form seriously and share with me that they had hypothyroidism and cysts. So when I work on them they wonder how I know that they have it. Easy- palpation and asking questions. But their doctor says it’s no big deal even though they come to see me weekly or biweekly for their stiff neck. Since they are not “dying” let alone dead their issue is no big deal while they continue to have sleepless nights with stiff necks.
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  • The more severe issues have been involving reproductive health considering that this is my area of expertise. I have had mean jokingly tell me how they have the feeling, but <quote> “the equipment just isn’t working right” <end quote>. <Sigh>. I know what they are implying but I approach them in a professional manner because I already know what’s going on without them telling me. Through the massage and palpating their abdomen, adrenals and kidneys, I know they are have bladder issues due to an enlarged prostate. As I palpate their adhesions through their abdomen I politely ask them “what’s going on here? This doesn’t feel right. Are you having bladder or prostate issues?”
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  • Anyway, back to what I wanted to talk about. I was looking into Chiropractic programs, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Naturopathic Medicine, and Osteopathic Medicine, Allopathic medicine, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology and so many more programs only for me to realize a few things. First, no matter what kind of medicine I get into, I am going to be in school and training forever for shit that I already know. On top of thought, because I already know alternative methods, it will be hard for me to not impose those techniques even during my residencies because most medical methods have proven to be unhealthy and even fatal. Second- even if I become a psychotherapist and specialize in sex therapy, it seems that most of my clientele, if I want to be able to pay my bills, will be marriage and couple counseling. That’s cool, but what about the people who suffer from dysfunction in silence and they trust no one else. I could combine bodywork with sex therapy, but then there is this taboo of touching your clients that have sex addiction. What if there is a physical reason for the addiction like their hormone levels are way too high?
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  • Third- There are so many people that I am going to have to refer anyway no matter what I choose. If I become a medical doctor I may have to refer a patient to a psychologist for therapy and vice versa. Fourth- if I choose any of the above specialties, mainly psychology or medicine, and I recommend of apply my current and effective training that may cause politics to arise because people don’t agree with it- not because it’s not effect but it just doesn’t look right. So what do I do?
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  • I’ve decided to continue to educate myself and stick to what I know. Medicine is failing us and most people are seeking alternative methods of treatment. I’ve also decided to create my own brand and hire myself. Maybe I will go to medical school or become a psychotherapist- who knows? However, I know what I have done to help people in the area I’m in now. I am a realist, but I am also simple. Castor Oil works better than surgery. Diet works better than drugs. A healthy liver will afford you a healthy sex life. I didn’t have to go to medical school to learn that- just my anatomy and physiology textbook. I may actually go and get a second degree in biology just to learn about nature and how the body works because that is where my fascination lies mainly for application to heal.
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  • I have a passion to heal in the area of sexual health. That includes, but not limited to HIV/AIDS education & prevention, fertility, women’s health, men’s health, teen’s sexual and mental development, and everything in between. I enjoy educating clients and people about what they can do to spice up their sex life in a holistic manner. The era of just teaching about sex toys, pills, and positions are over. People are tired of losing their health, their loved ones to death, and losing their minds on the medical treatments they receive and the absence of knowledge and education from experts. Many people want to learn more than just the fact that eating pineapple will alter the taste of a man’s semen- by now everyone knows that.
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  • For 2014, I am stepping up and stepping out. With a new practice opening up this month (January), workshops, and a naughty surprise later this year, at this point it is time to be what I am qualified to do. We need reform in sex education for teens and adults. We need reform in sexual health. We need reform in sexuality as a whole. Never mind my future credentials, I’m Kitty Pride Beeotch! (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist). This year Kitty Pride the Sexologist and Lekeisha the Practitioner becomes one. Stay tuned for greatness.
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  • In the meantime, since you have reached the end of this blog and read everything in its totality I have an offer for you. Post your comments at the end of this post. Then email me at healingplexusmassage@gmail.com and let me know what you think about everything I said here by Friday, January 17, 2014 and I will give you a 15% discount off your bodywork and massage services. To view my services just visit www.healingplexus.info and take a look at what I have to offer. You must book at least a 60 minute session with me by Friday, January 31, 2014 to receive the discount. Sorry, but this cannot be combined with any other offers.
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  • I’m LeKeisha “Kitty Pride” Jones, LMT- blogger, body worker, and sexology & sexual health enthusiast and I approve this messageJ.

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