What is Massage?
People often wait until they experience debilitating physical pain before seeking massage treatment. However, receiving a massage gives you more than reduced pain and increased range of movement.
Body: Most believe that a massage is simply, ‘laying hands on a body’, but it is far more than that. For the client seeking treatment, getting a massage is an experience.
It all starts with the phone call. The therapist sets the tone , by asking things like ‘What do you want to achieve?” Feeling that the therapist has your best interest at heart opens you to receive more healing.
Giving yourself time to nurture your well being has its own rewards, by primarily increasing your level of self-worth.
If the massage room has dim lighting and aromatic scents, it feels like a true escape from the external world. Responsibility and stress are easily left at the door for an hour.
If the music is something one associates with well being they are taken further into a healing space.
If the touch is nurturing, these feeling are conveyed energetically from therapist to client.
Commonly, clients ‘follow’ the touch on the body with their awareness. They evaluate how the sensation feels. They connect to and dissociate from any pain. They become more aware of their physical nature and appreciate correct function.
A natural rhythm of breath is found like the subconscious programming of sleep patterns. There are not many activities we do where we lay still for an hour and keep awareness. Sighing or deep breaths let out more than carbon dioxide. Stress, worry and anxiety all leave the physical body with ease.
The mind is free from responsibly and clients surrender control to the therapist. This respite from normal function gives perspective and clarity. Solutions to problems present themselves and mountains become molehills.
When clients re-dress they feel renewed, invigorated and clear minded.
The entire experience is greater than ‘rubbing’. Multiple factors are at play that affect the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of your being. Thus, you need not wait for a bad back or tension headaches to book a treatment.
As a holistic therapist, I often hear clients say, ‘I won’t wait so long until the next massage’. So, how long has it been for you?