I am sure you have seen the lists of benefits for receiving massage. But have you ever thought about becoming a massage girls therapist and the very distinct benefits of this career?
I used to, somewhat jokingly, and yet very seriously, tell massage therapy students that I would do what I do for free. I believe that there are personal benefits as to why, after so many years, I am still passionate about massage and about being a massage therapist.
Breathing. Every minute of massage shanghai demands that I breathe. I know this may sound ridiculous to some, but in order to provide my own body with what it needs to do massage (and it is a physically demanding job!), I must breathe. Deeply, slowly, refreshingly. I become stiff and contracted when I don’t breath and this is not the way to deliver a wonderful and relaxing massage. Breathing ranks at the top of the list of benefits!
Remaining relaxed. If my touch is relaxing (even through the deep tissue work), my clients will relax in response to it. It is that simple – and it is true – when I am relaxed, others will relax. What other career has as a job responsibility in which you must be relaxed?
Meditation-like. Spending five to six hours a day in a quiet, beautiful room with another human being, just being quiet, breathing, and relaxing is amazing. It’s like being able to meditate for most of the day! The pace is slow, the music is soothing, the aromas are wonderful, and the work, rewarding. It’s not a cubicle, a car, an office, in front of a computer screen, or on the phone. It’s quiet, still, and peaceful.
Physical work. Massage also requires attention to my body. If done well, I am balanced, somewhat like a dancer, as I do my massage. Paying attention to how my feet are planted, where my body’s center is, and how my arms, hands, neck, and head are positioned gives me grace – and exercises my body. I also stretch before and after a day of singapore massage services, trying to prevent repetitive motion type injuries. Massage requires that I also care for myself.
Being in the moment. All of the above provide me with the opportunity to be fully in the moment. I breathe, relax, quiet my mind, and bring my body – my whole self – into the session. For me, doing massage has taught me about my whole self, the mind, spirit and body, of whom I am and how I can be of service in this world.
Seem a bit outlandish, overblown or even a bit selfish? Perhaps, if selfish means I get to express myself completely. Perhaps a better word is self-like. Being a massage therapist has given me a way to express my whole self and allowed others to open to their own breath, relaxation, quietude, and being - bringing about their own healing in their own way.