"I want you to choose one thought," I say to my client after guiding her into a pattern of breathing that focuses her attention. "I want you to think over and over again in your mind - 'I'm relaxing my mind. I'm relaxing my body.'"
After a dozen massages in the beginning of my journey as a therapist, it became apparent that if a person does not relax their mind, the effects of the massage would only be temporary. I can mechanically massage the knot out of your shoulders but if you don't release the mindset that creates it, you'll just have to keep returning for regular massage. That's okay with me. I look at it as job security.
But if you can relax beyond your physical body, beyond the tension in your mind, you can have a deeper healing.
It's not instant pudding though - just pour milk and stir. It takes time and practice. I believe it takes about four weeks which is why I offer a Neck, Back & Shoulder package
. For 30 minutes once a week for 3 weeks, we work together to physically relax your muscles while you practice breath work and focused thought to relax your mind. Then we do it for an hour just to relax the rest of you.
Wouldn't you like to feel better today?