Sunday, August 8, 2010

Massage Therapy and Energy Work

Never under-estimate the power of human touch. Have you ever had a massage? I go for massages regularly. I feel very nurtured and relaxed during and after my massage. If you're fortunate enough to have a health care plan, most (if not all) of the costs of this can be covered.

I went for a one-hour massage with a half-hour chakra balancing afterward.  I have a couple favourite massage therapists, and Crystal (aptly named!) is who I see for the chakra balancing as well as the massage.  I receive a total body massage, and she focuses on areas that I ask her to.  I usually like my lower back and shoulders massaged more than any other area. 

The chakra balancing is great, too.  Chakra balancing is a type of energy therapy that is based on the belief that there are seven main energy centres along the spine that absorb and emit a life force.  Different body functions and emotions are related to each of these areas. 

Crystal lays seven crystals/stones out on the massage table, and asks me if there are any stones that stand out to me.  These will be the ones that she focuses her work on.  There is usually a symbolic meaning to each of the stones, and she will explain it as she goes.  The head, or crown and throat chakras are what she focused on last time.

If you are willing to try something new, and are open to different therapy modalities, give massage with chakra balancing a try.  It's very relaxing, and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Have a great day!

~ Angela Gentile


Massage Therapy School Mesa said...

Thanks for the interesting and informative post. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to more in the future.

Angela Gentile said...

Glad you enjoyed it! Have a great day!
~ Angela