Therapy of Touch

Therapy of TouchTherapy of Touch

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 09:00

Touch carries the present moment. No matter what you’re thinking or doing, when someone pats your shoulder, brushes your arm, or reaches out to hold your hand, you arrive in the here and now.

You stop. Your turn your head. For a second there is a gap where there is nothing in particular happening. You are in waiting. For what? The story, the feeling, the reason of this nowness.

The language of touch moves us. And the deeper we develop our ability to sense physical touch, the more we are able to perceive non-physical touch. A look becomes an embrace. A grounded presence is an invitation to relax. I believe our environment can massage us into well-being, much like physical massage.

The classic Vedic texts say the secret to longevity and health is daily massage. In between your regular massage sessions explore the enjoyment and practice of self-massage. An oil massage soothes the nervous system, strengthens circulation, and removes toxins from the body. The Ayurvedic texts explain that the use of oil in massage brings about a soft, flexible, strong, and attractive body. It is extremely beneficial for the skin and therefore should be used regularly.

Massage therapy has numerous benefits for health and maintenance of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. So try it at home! Make a homemade body conditioner to use for your at-home spa ritual. Between your treatments at Earthbody, massage yourself and experience the powerful effects of daily massage.

Benefits of Self-Massage
•    Improves muscle tone
•    Supports restful sleep
•    Promotes longevity of body systems
•    Induces physical and mental well-being
•    Removes fatigue
•    Relieves tension
•    Activates digestion
•    Increases circulation
•    Calms the nerves
•    Lubricates the joints

But don’t just take our word for it. Try it yourself for 3, 7, or 21 days and drop us a line about your experience!


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