Massage is more than a treatment, it’s an experience where you are encouraged to sit back, relax, and give yourself over to one of our expert massage therapists. The art of massage has real healing powers that can help restore mental, physical, and spiritual health. With all of the stressors of modern life, it’s no wonder why more people than ever before report feeling stressed out to the max. To combat this increasing trend, it’s important to learn how to relax.
Here’s why massage can be a great teacher when it comes to learning how to let go, reset, and enjoy a restorative experience:
Paying Attention to Breath
When you receive a massage, your therapist will ask you to maintain a steady cadence of breath throughout. This means that the pressure is not severe enough that it halts your ability to breath. By paying attention to how your body natural breaths, you can tune in to a natural rhythm that is important to how you function. Notice where you draw your breath -into the chest, the belly, or elsewhere. Does it feel stilted or does it flow naturally? Does it catch anywhere? Focusing on deepening your body’s respiratory function can take your mind off other worries and stressors allowing you to live in the moment.
If your muscles are tense and stiff then it can be pretty hard to relax. Stretching can be a great way to work out pain or tension. While you never want to stretch to the point of injury or severe discomfort, taking a relaxing breath and stretching tight muscles can help release toxins that build up in your body.
When is the last time you had the opportunity to just do nothing? (Well, maybe at your last massage). But seriously, when did you last grant yourself permission to just be. With our team, we invite you to sit back and allow our team to work on your muscles melting away stress, anxiety and plenty of other symptoms in the process.
If you struggle with hitting pause on your do to lists, then we are here to show you the path forward to an individualized massage experience. Book your session with our talented team today. After all, you deserve a break!