Celebrate your body

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Stop judging your body, how you look, move, or feel. It does not judge you. It serves you beautifully, no matter what and only does what you ask it to do. It is time to celebrate it for that reason alone. Celebrate it for how well it responds to what you do, think and believe even though its responses might not be desired or wished for.

We all make decisions based on how we feel, and we are equally good at ignoring our body, overriding the subtle signals that ask us to stop, to start, to rest, or to do it again. The answers we seek are all there. Our body has them. And it’s not what our culture tells us. We ought to acknowledge that our cultural programming is strong. The voices out there are often confusing. Eat this, eat that, move this way or that. All we have though is our body and the way it listens to whatever we do. If we tune in we get all the answers we need. It is no good telling yourself off, or doing something because it is supposed to be good for you. Start by celebrating your body for what it is, beautifully serving you, always, and then start serving it as well.

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Soft is the new strong.

flowing waterNot many people know that I have been practicing martial arts for over 20 years because it is not as relevant for anyone else but me. It has, however, influenced the way I work as a massage therapist.
What I learned in the dojo is that a relaxed body, a body that can sense its surroundings and its inner state with awareness, a body that can harness focused attention and senses the intention of others, is a very responsive body, able to go with the flow no matter what you throw at it, creating a much higher tolerance for stress.
Does that mean we all have to practice martial arts?
Not necessarily, there are many other ways and arts to foster more awareness and access wellness, massage therapy being one of them.
Like in the martial arts, massage therapy doesn’t just involve the body. It involves the mind also. It involves bringing it out of the head into the body. Since our body is constantly and quietly relaying information about how it feels, it is important that we pay attention and learn to understand what it needs.
A distracted mind, however, is not able to hear the quiet whispers of the body. So my aim is to quieten the mind, have it listen.
I will get my clients to feel their own tension, to experience their own restrictions. When we sustain that felt body awareness for a time it allows the body to respond and those restrictions will shift and dissolve, gradually.

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