Mindful Massage is located inside Pembroke Boxing Club

March 2021

Mindful Massage


23 Pembroke St. West
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 5M4

(613) 585-1082

 

This location is also home to:

Pembroke Boxing Club

Inner Strength Training and Coaching

The Valley Gentleman

Evolution Muay Thai Kickboxing

KMK Judo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

TEAM PBC – MMA – Mixed Martial Arts

Hard Ticket Fitness – Personal Training

 

Mindfulness in giving massage

Here are a few of the ways I am mindful when giving a massage.

Intention: what are we trying to achieve – what is my intention?

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I intentionally prepare myself, and our space, to resonate with the energies of peace, calm, acceptance, flow, willingness, satisfaction, trust, openness, love, care, enjoyment, clarity, and others along the same vein. I do my best to hold these energies throughout our time together.

 

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Boundaries: firm boundaries ensure appropriate conduct and safety and allow for comfort, clarity, enjoyment, openness, vulnerability, and transformation.

 

 

 

 

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Comfort: it is prioritized. Massage is not always glamorous. Sometimes I am guided to areas that might, at first, feel uncomfortable to the person on the table. Like your armpits! Sweaty, hairy, smelly? Others have hang-ups about their tummy, or their feet… This work is grounded in compassion, and it is my strong desire that you feel wholly accepted and comfortable. Which brings us to…

Communication: if you are feeling uncomfortable I want to know so I can respond. If I am not responding to your discomfort, I need an overt message. Verbal messages are most clear. 

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Centring: I actively attempt to shift into a place of deep peace and stillness. When I tune into this place there is a sense of unity, timelessness, quietude, alertness, flow, clarity and mystery. It is also a space for gentle inquiry, as well as profound and transformative compassion. Centring is a skill and a practice, that still requires mental effort, and thus, mindfulness.

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Thank you for reading about some of the ways I connect to the concept of Mindfulness.

Please leave your comments below – I would love to hear about your experience of Mindfulness when you receive bodywork and energy work!

About

Compassionate and intuitive relaxation massage

 

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Jennifer Schumann is a resident of Pembroke, Ontario. Jennifer is not an RMT and her massages are not covered by extended health care insurance plans.

“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 apply my well trained instincts and intuition.”


What is Mindful Massage?

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

Sometimes its just a general comfort and soothing that a person is needing.

“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.