Massage isn’t just an age-old remedy for aches and pains, it’s an outlet for emotional and mental stresses that take their toll on our bodies and minds. The right masseuse with all their wares and therapeutic massage fare can delineate the pain of your body and alleviate the things that ail you. They may not be miracle workers who can cure diseases but they sure feel like it for an hour or so when you are in their capable hands and you can allow your mind to turn off. No phones, no outside noises, and no pressures. Just the ambient noise of the wave machine, quiet and calming music, dim lighting and fragrances from aroma therapy that assist you in your trip to Never, Never Land (as I like to call it).
Having been an avid believer in the power of massage for over 8 years now, I’ve come to relish that once a month 90 minute time to myself where the world can be shut out and my body and soul can be allowed to heal if only briefly. Some people can do it weekly, some monthly as the expense can add up. But regardless of visits per month, just having that quiet time is a blessing. There is definitely something to be said for turning your brain off. No emails, texts, calls, TV, etc…is a great way to remember the silence and enjoy your “you” time.
Massage can be the start of acquiring the ability to silence your mind and perhaps even begin the art of meditation. Regardless of where massage can lead you…it’s categorically something that should be tried. When the world around you seems to be spinning at 100mph and you feel like you are on a chaotic ride, take the time for yourself and treat yourself to what may be blessing in disguise. Massage.