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The ministry of massage

It's good for giver and receiver

"Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

In our fast-paced society of chaos and cacophony, how often are you still? If you struggle to make time for quiet and openness to God, consider adding massage to your schedule. Not only will you stop moving and find time for contemplation, your body will feel better too.

"As you do the body-work you inevitably affect the spirit," says Jill Knueppel, a massage therapist and member of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Lawrenceville, Ga. "As people relax and find space in their lives, a lot of transformation can take place in a lot of ways. Massage helps somebody to slow down so there is a place to just be and be totally present."


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