Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013 Top Spa Trends - Mindfulness Massage

Mindful massage offers a perfect blend of mindful meditation and mindful breathing.  Mindful breathing withdraws the focus from distracting, stressful thoughts and refocuses attention on breathing to calm the mind and relax the body.  During mindful massage breathing becomes the center of attention, not the mind. Not surprisingly, a complete disconnect occurs when the body focuses on breathing while the mind is left to chatter away. Working toward a harmonious unity of the two is a gift of deep and profound peace. Inhaling brings awareness to the body, exhaling lets go of anxiety, worry and tension.

Mindful massage therapists are trained to discover where the body is holding tension and using their healing touch to help relieve stress, promote healing, and above all, nourish mind body and spirit.  The benefits?  A relaxed nervous system, improved mood, decreased blood pressure, and healthier digestive issues. This is definitely a treatment designed to impart mindful bliss.