Why does massage bring out the best in us?
Our natural state for healing is calm.
We experience this when we are present in the moment. Massage is one way to reset our constantly active minds by bringing our attention to the body and the release of tension we may not have even been aware of.
The tranquil environment, intention of time for healing and the rhythmic nature of massage begin the transition into a parasympathetic nervous system dominant state…the relaxation response.
How can you get the most out of your massage?
Tell the therapist why you came; need for relaxation, areas of pain, tension or athletic performance objective before you get on the table. This will enable you to simply relax and for us to address your needs (it’s why we are here).
Don’t feel you have to have a conversation.
This is time for you to focus inward. The therapist is here to help you create conditions to promote your body's ability to heal.
Not sure what to do once on the table?
Focus on your breath. With each exhale, feel your body relax further onto the table.
Focus on the area being treated. Bring your breath to the area; focus on the release of tension in the area being massaged.
Tell us if anything is uncomfortable.
Your massage is intended to support your body’s natural ability to rest, relax, and release held tension. We want you to be comfortable on the table; position, temperature, pressure etc. A good ache is therapeutic for deep work or problem/painful areas. Your most therapeutic massage is not painful. Tell us if we can do anything to make you more comfortable.