What is Mindful Massage?

Mindful Massage is wellness massage

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“It’s like I went on vacation.”

Mindful Massage is a good option for ‘rest day.’

It’s often a nap. Sometimes there’s snoring. And drooling.

Often there is a primary physical area that a client will point out that needs extra attention. Necks and shoulders get a lot of attention. Low back also.

Sometimes the work is a non-physical area, more of a general comfort and soothing that a person is needing. Or they are looking to shift the energy in an area of their lives. Mindful Massage can assist in getting energy flowing and balanced.

“I think that body-contact has the function of confirming one’s bodily being. We live in an age of ‘unembodiment,’ or ‘disembodiment,’ and I believe that the experience of being touched enlivens our bodies and brings us back into them.” – Sidney Jourard

“Every human being comes into this world needing to be touched, and the need for skin contact persists until death… Persistent denial of skin-hunger needs frequently results in excessive smoking, drinking too much, or more or less constant depression. People who have their skin-hunger needs satisfactorily met are demonstrably far healthier.” – Sidney Simon

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It’s meant to be enjoyable and relaxing. And it’s a benefit to your health.

Drink plenty of water after your appointment, and plan for some extra time to yourself after your massage as well. It’s also common to have an extra deep and nourishing sleep the night following relaxation massage.

If it has been awhile since you’ve had a massage, or if you want to try relaxation massage, please call 613-585-1082 to set-up an appointment.

Welcome to Mindful Massage. 

Author: Jennifer Schumann

My education in Massage Therapy was based in systems that I no longer used or thought much about: Detailed assessments, specific treatment approaches, techniques, and protocols… much of it felt unnecessary. I combine my training and experience with my instincts and intuition.