My greatest joy, whether it is the result of a massage, a coaching session or both, is when a client has a breakthrough. They have an Aha! moment when something, maybe several things become clear and they can instantaneously begin to envision change in their lives. At that very moment all of the events that lead up to that moment become a story. The details do not matter to me, the journey does. For the simple fact that they have arrived.
To honor those who have entrusted me with their Mind-Style Transformation, I give you (of course with their permission) their unedited Testimonies of a Journey…Their Stories.
“Absolutely nothing is anything, until You decide it is something.” – JC Crawford III
I was at a pivotal point in my life when I met JC. Choosing to leave a marriage that I had allowed to suck the life out of me, and not knowing which way was up. I accepted labels and conveniently chose victim status.
JC’s sincerity somehow permeated all the walls I’d worked so long to build, without feeling intruded upon. His words are always directed in some manner to improvement of self, with an inspirational proposal that its attainable, therefore building my trust.
Five years ago,when I met JC, I was a shell. The outside was there and had been tattered a bit, but no one had seen beyond the surface, so it was easily disguised…or so I thought. I had plans to not feel anymore and just survive through life, not ever thinking that I could genuinely be happy in way that would matter or actually change my outlook on life. I had settled into a place that had kept me protected, and although comfortable, was very challenging in reality. JC taught me to be real. He cared enough to look through my shell and see a better me.
I started with massages. My physical body was not my own, I had allowed the poison, free reign under the surface, and it was literally eating my core. I was miserable and in pain, with the idea that I somehow deserved it. The massages were nothing like I expected. It wasn’t just “rub a few muscles” to make you feel better, it was as if JC was having a conversation with my body, listening and responding accordingly. I felt the heaviness of years of turmoil exiting my body through my ﬁngertips. My breathing changed, knots of negativity melted away. I was in awe that my body felt so light. As I continue to regularly give my physical body the care and cleansing of JC’s massage, the experience just keeps getting better.
Along the way, I have followed the coaching in positive thinking, and making better choices, from JC but was just playing follow the leader and not truly believing that I deserved what I saw others achieving. I was still hanging on to fear as a shield. However, through the personal life sessions with JC recently, things have taken a huge step in a direction that has opened a whole new realm of possibilities in my body, mind and spirit. The very energy that surrounds me is different. I am blossoming from the inside out!
There has been the discovery of luxury to life. Life is not a chore, its not just something I survive. To feel so grateful that it pulsates through my veins and oozes out onto others is a wonderful place to be. To be lead with my heart, and feel that the foundation of any decision I make is based on truth that comes from a core that is operating in a love, that was infused by the Almighty Love that created me. With a refreshing drive to indulge in expectations and dreams that have wandered around inside of me aimlessly for so long. Discovering limitlessness….Life is…More…I am more!
“I have no limitations, I only have options!” – Anthony Robbins
“Right before I met JC, I had lost myself. I didn’t know my power. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know my truth. JC is more than a massage therapist. He brings things out in you that you didn’t know were there. He reads your body and is in tune with your mind; he sees and helps you through anything you’re struggling with.
He’s very personal (I consider him a great friend) yet extremely professional. I have suffered from depression and low self-esteem; and just plain negativity. JC has a way to “massage” those things away, not just physically, but with the way he listens and with the questions he asks. He’s thought-provoking. Even if it’s the way he sits back and looks at you, it produces thoughts that you may not want to face, but it’s for your own good. It moves you forward.
This is what JC has done for me. Always keeps me moving forward to my destiny. He doesn’t let me sit still, where it’s “comfortable”; he helps me look at what’s possible and realize – it’s a lot more than I had been giving myself credit for! I can honestly say every meeting I have with JC is life-changing. Because he gets me un-stuck. “
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS:
- BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORDS.
- DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONAL.
- DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS.
- ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST.
The Four Agreements by Don Ruiz
When I first moved to Ft. Wayne, I asked someone at my new church, who would they recommend as a massage therapist.. JC Crawford was their reply. I made an appointment and the experience began. JC gives an extraordinary and unique massage that includes relaxation, personal discoveries, and the release of pent up and clogged energies. During the massage therapy, I experienced a variety of colors and auras as he worked on each area. JC would work in an area until the darkness was pushed out and new hues of purple and gold were released. As he worked on me, he would ask relevant questions when he reached a blocked or painful area. Questions like, “What are you holding on to and not giving God? Can you forgive this person who hurt you? What is going on that creates this neck tension?” These questions coupled with his personal coaching insights and expertise massage strategies created a two-hour healing session of mind, body, and spirit. Going to JC is a life awakening experience. This type of session was worth far more than I paid. It is like a mini deliverance of pain and discord by the hands of a master.
“DREAMS are a stepping stone to DESIRE- DESIRE is a Catapult to ACTION- ACTION is the method to getting everything you DREAM OF!.”
For nearly 8 years I have been a client of JC for massage. Anyone who has had a massage from JC knows there is no massage like it. He is able to make all your stress melt away and leave you in a completely different state of mind.
Recently, I was overwhelmed with stress and was in a really bad place in my mind. I had several different things going on but I was so consumed with it, I couldn’t figure out what the real issue was. JC mentioned he was life coaching and felt he would be able to help me navigate my way out of the hole I was in.
What a difference the coaching with massage has made for me. With JC’s help I was able to figure out what the root problem of my stress was, figure out how to get myself going in the right direction and things have been going very well since then. I have been able to do things I didn’t think I could do. I have been able to get out of the rut I was in and get my head in the right place.
I think the blend of coaching and massage that JC does is very unique and very beneficial. If you find yourself in a rut and don’t know where to begin, I would highly recommend starting with JC. He is very qualified and compassionate and his main goal is to help you feel better!
“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge – both poverty and riches are offspring of thought.”
-Napoleon Hill, Author of Think …and Grow Rich
“Have you ever left a massage where your body, mind & spirit felt rejuvenated & alive? I am a regular client of JC’s and felt a connection with him since my first massage 4 years ago. He made me feel comfortable physically & emotionally and helps me to “let it go”. I feel that I can talk to JC about anything & everything with no judgment. I will forever be a friend & client!
p.s. His wife Karen ROCKS too!”
” First, THEY tell me it can’t be done. Then I do it! I think THEY were just waiting for a ME to show up!” – JC Crawford
I was introduced to JC through a friend that is great friends with JC. At this time in my life my husband and I were trying desperately to have a baby…we were going on our 6th year at it and I was willing to try anything get pregnant.
Knowing that I was so upset & stressed with not getting pregnant over the years, my friend presented me with a gift certificate for a 1hr massage with JC. I was hesitant at first because I’d never met JC before and the thought of going into a stranger’s house alone for a massage was kind of scary. But JC put me at ease right away. JC is extremely professional yet very personal at the same time. He’s very sweet and genuinely cares about you. His massages are experience like non other out there. He doesn’t just massage your skin, he heals your soul and soothes your mind. He has this magical way of taking all of the bad energy out of your body, that I could literally feel heavy in my arms and hands as he worked it out of my body. And when I left I felt completely relaxed and renewed…and a little light headed. He worked so much bad energy out of my body that it made me feel almost week.
It’s now 2 years later, I’m happy to report that a month after my first massage with JC I got pregnant! My beautiful little boy is perfect in every way and I have JC to thank for it. Without his help, I’m not sure we could have gotten our little Angel. But to achieve pregnancy isn’t the only reason I go to JC, I go because I’m in need of some time away from my busy life to relax, rejuvenate, and because I’m worth it, and his massage is worth it!
For a few years, I was having trouble understanding what my purpose was on this earth. Where was I going in life? What is the reason for me being alive? Why am I feeling this way? I asked myself these questions and many related questions. But I was scared to do what should be done. TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT IT! I bottled up all of these feeling to the point that all I had in me was anger and sadness. With my fear of letting people in and after 3 years of looking for a way to help, I attempted to deal with my problems by trying to erase them permanently. As I swallowed the last pill I thought to myself, “It’s finally over”. But I woke up. Angry that I was still angry. Sad that my pain was still there. I needed my questions answered, so I looked for the right person to ask. It took two weeks and six people until I finally knew who would guide me in the right direction. My dad, JC.
When I called him it was hard for me to even speak because I wasn’t sure how to tell him, “I tried to take my own life”. But after calming down I finally said it. He listened to everything I had to say. Even the nonsense that only made sense in my head. Once I told him everything, he told me I need to go somewhere else. I needed to get away from the things making me feel this way, whether it be family, friends, women, alcohol and just nowhere to GROW! Some of the questions he asked me to really think about were, “What do you want to do for you?” and, “What makes you smile?” I thought about it for an hour before I thought of an answer. When I told him my answer, he brought them up in conversation and every time he did I would smile. So we knew there was something that made me happy. After talking for a few hours, all the negative thoughts I had were gone, I had found what I wanted to do with my life, and I was ready to face new challenges because I had somewhere to turn.
I currently serve in the United States Navy, which is something that I’ve wanted to do since I was 7 years old. Any time I have a problem, I think about the conversation I had with JC and I smile. While I was in boot camp, he would send letters and leave small, hidden messages and that made my experience so much better than it could have been. Knowing that I had someone looking out for me even though they weren’t there with me was the greatest feeling ever.
Dad, thank you so much for the help you gave me. Without the knowledge and wisdom you possess I would still be in the same rut I had been my entire life. I know that I will always have someone to turn to when I’m in need. You have been the greatest influence in my life and I hope someday that I am able to give someone else what you have given me.
SN Derik C, USN