This is the third year in a row that I have been giving Qigong treatments to performers at the Vancouver Folk Festival. I love listening to the performances of the musicians that I have treated; I feel a much stronger connection to them.
One thing that I got over and over again is how stressful the life of a touring musician is! Almost everyone I treated had issues with anxiety from the constant travel and from being away from home for so long. This life that seems so glamorous to the audience, is pretty hard on those who are living it. They were all so thankful that this service was available to them.
I was glad to be able to help these artists who bring so much joy to us. All of them experienced relief and release. One of them shared that she had a “transcendental experience” during the treatment, which made my day!
We had a full tent of massage and energy therapists, three of us working at a time. The performers were so grateful for this service. It’s one of the things that makes Vancouver’s Folk Festival special.