Delving into the world of massages is truly a gratifying experience, both for the body as for the soul. It’s something we should always undergo, since it’s quite a bit more than just the effects on the skin, nervous system, circulatory system, body organs, muscles and mind. A massage is an act of holistic healing that comforts a person’s most intimate self. It’s an enriching experience in which two human beings share a unique moment. It’s an exchange of energy in a trusting and respectful environment where the therapist endeavors to eliminate tensions, muscle pain, and contractures. Many of a patient’s aesthetic concerns melt away when the therapist’s contact achieves a psycho-physical balance for the patient.
Human nature involves an interesting characteristic ever since Homo became Sapiens. Man can always use resources to do something for himself by himself. This is due to our awareness of our surroundings and the ability to understand the changes required for improvement. Massages are priceless instruments that allow an individual to achieve consciousness in every region of his/her body, regardless of how remote, unexplored or unreachable it may be. A Therapist’s warm hands are crucial in identifying muscle tensions, pain, or lack of motility in a certain area and are essential in achieving that sense of well-being that comes from becoming aware of muscle relaxation, absence of pain and greater movement. A sense of freedom, comfort and well-being slowly begins to emerge. The wonderful expert hands of the person performing the massage reflect moments of peace and tranquility that daily living cannot offer. These expert hands touch, caress, relax and rub until our entire being is wrapped in a feeling of spiritual and physical well-being. An expert therapist can convert this experience into a truly healing moment; true therapy for both body and soul.
This wonderful relaxing and comforting event brings together two actors. This healing activity will always cause reciprocal enrichment; the therapist will be the facilitator for the person looking for the experience. The person looking for the massage will always find himself; will always find something within that will propel him forward to greater things. This encounter with oneself will always be possible with a professional therapist and in turn, the therapist will become enriched thanks to the ability to offer this beautiful, comforting experience to others.
Let us allow ourselves to touch and become touched by this fabulous experience. As human beings, the most common way we relate to others is verbally and sometimes we do not give ourselves the time or place for corporeal experiences. In order to enjoy peace within we have to learn to harmonize our body, our mind and our soul. One of the roads that lead to this harmony is through massage therapy for the Body and Soul.
María Elena Martínez Villanueva