When most people come to The Massage Centre for the first time, their visit is usually motivated by pain, ache or discomfort. It’s pretty easy to give someone relief – more complicated to correct the issue, but usually we can! However, we’re more interested in that which can prevent the pain from coming back – body awareness or being mindful!
Being body aware simply means noticing when we are creating unnecessary tensions in our body so that we can either stop the cause or reverse the negative impact. How do we become body aware? The first step is to create a contrast. If our muscles are used to being tight all of the time, then we won’t notice when we are tensing them! Two or three effective massages in close proximity can usually re-boot the muscles, educating the cellular memory to relax our muscle when not in use – leaving them stronger for when we need them.