First of all—Joseph is passionate about massage and definitely knows what he’s doing. As someone who has had back problems since high school (I met a chairlift pole skiing when I was 15), I have had a lot of work done on my body by chiropractors, physical and massage therapists. Joseph would work on me, and I began sketching in my mind. The first visuals came from the pinnacle of art and science—Michelangelo. I could see my muscles through Michelangelo’s eyes—as technical drawings that were both artistic and anatomical.
From there, I wanted to create a simple, graphic icon that was almost primitive in nature. Five hash marks by five hash marks on my sketch pad evolved into the two hands that are woven together in the icon you see now. The brushed shape starting taking on a lotus flower shape further evoking the harmony the Canvas team provides.