About Remedial Massage:
All good quality massage (relaxation or remedial) improves circulation and clears toxins, so what does Body Harmony remedial massage offer in addition?
What makes a good quality massage?
Firstly, a good quality massage is one that you enjoy while you are receiving it - it need not be painful. Through great quality hand skills which are gentle but firm, you get to experience the body releasing in layers and enter into a state of deep rest and rejuvenation. This also supports your mind to let go and enjoy a quality of stillness.
Any deep tissue effect which includes releasing trigger points, knots and adhesions in muscles, is performed so that, if there is any discomfort, you are not being disturbed and you feel confident that the tissue is being released and not damaged, which prevents the body bracing due to too much pressure being applied.
Good quality massage means the practitioner is supportive in helping you to stay tuned into your body to be able to appreciate how it responds to the right pressure which is nurturing as well as therapeutic. Therefore a practitioner should not engage in chatting or other forms of distraction from this purpose of supporting connection.
Being held in Stillness while being massaged feels amazing! It invites you to connect deeply to yourself. When you connect to your body and return to a natural gentle breath during a massage, it supports the process of deeply letting go. You return to a state called homeostasis - where the body settles into a state of complete rest and restoration.
Homeostasis is the most important state to drop into and experience, no matter what the outer goal of the massage is. It offers a reflection of a state of being without stimulation and honouring of Stillness, a natural part of us which we can learn to bring into daily life and without which we become drained and seeking of artificial stimulants.
Alternatively, if you are stimulated with hard and fast massage techniques unnecessarily (there may be a requirement of this in a sports setting but not in a clinical massage setting) , you never get to feel this level of surrender, level of dropping into your body and the Stillness that resides within that is so important to access to offer healing and harmony within. If we do not feel Harmony within us, we miss out on the natural Joy that can come through into our daily activity and we do not appreciate how simple it can be to live in harmony, joy and what true vitality feels like in our lives.
There is much to be gained from good quality massage!