Caring and safe touch used in massage promotes relaxation. The inability to relax is debilitating. We make ourselves extremely busy. We have a to-do list a mile long and when we are not doing something to achieve an item on that list, then we think we are failing. What if we added relaxation to our daily list of to-dos? Then it is quite possible that we will try so hard to relax that our mind will get in the way and we just cannot do it. Sound familiar?
Relaxation reduces the effects of stress on your mind and body so why not add a relaxation massage to your to-do list? Make the appointment today. Better yet, book one for the same day every week or at least twice a month and make it part of your routine.
This gives you another item for your check list, but it is a positive thing that will make the rest of the list easier to deal with. Why? Because when you show up for your massage, you get to lie down and receive. We will not ask you to think or even talk if you do not want to. It may take repeated effort, but before you know it, your body will start relaxing at just the thought of a massage.
Relaxation massage promotes relaxation by allowing you to be passive. Receiving massage gives you permission to do nothing and let someone else move you. The passive manipulation helps induce the relaxation response. The relaxation response is a state of being where the heart and breathing rate slows a bit. Your blood pressure will start to come down as well. Your production of stress hormones will lessen and this will allow the muscles to take a break. At the same time you can allow the busy mind an hour off to think of nothing. If that is a challenge, you can just focus on the sensations you feel during the massage. Relaxation massage is an excellent way to nourish your spirit, mind, and body.
For some, getting undressed and allowing your body to be safely moved and touched by someone else is frightening. However, getting massages will help you develop the skill of relaxing. If you are willing and open, it will also help you develop trust. A skilled therapist ensures you are comfortable at all times. This comfort includes ensuring that you are draped properly! The therapist will also adjust the pressure used depending on the area of the body being treated and ensure smooth transitions from one part to another. They will also honor your request to skip areas if needed. For example, some people’s feet might be too ticklish to facilitate relaxation.
Massage therapists find that those who allow themselves to truly let go of their body will start relaxing. This may even help relieve pain you did not know was there, or as they sometimes call it, release issues that are stored in your tissues. You may even find it easier to breathe when it is over.
At Sacred Pathways Sarasota, we believe that our Relaxation Journey Massage is an excellent tool for relaxing and learning to relax for those who just can’t. The mind journey happens when you stop thinking of everything else that needs to be done and just enjoy the journey of the safe nurturing touch on your body. Repeated sessions produce the greatest effect. Contact us for package discounts.