Journal - Journaling helps you to express what your inner thoughts, needs and desires are. In my humble opinion, one of the best forms of communication is nonverbal communication and emanates from within oneself. Journaling is suggested prior to and or following a session. Feel free to share with me if you like.
Bathing – Water. One of the most powerful, healing, nourishing elements on this planet. Bathing is a lost art (ritual practice) that relaxes, cleanses, detoxifies and prepares the body and mind for the healing work that you are about to receive. As a Healer and Birth worker, I often prepare for clients or welcoming new life by way of ritual bathing. You can add herbs, salts, flowers, crystals, honey, etc. to compliment your bath as well as recite positive affirmations over yourself and into the water.
Breathing – Breath is Life. During your massage you will be in a deep relaxing, meditative state. Deep purposeful breathing not only releases stress and tension from the body, it also detoxifies and provides oxygen to your cells, muscles, blood and organs in and of the body. Use this time to do visualization exercises or to recite affirmations. Either verbal or nonverbal. Release. Let it Go! Breathe. Slowly inhale through your nose and slowly exhale through your mouth. Breathe. Breathe each breath as if it were your last breath.
Rest – Most people come to me for rest due to their hectic lives and busy schedules. Rest during your session. This is a time to lay your burdens down. Keep talking to a minimum. Rest following your session is vital as well. When you sleep/rest your body begins the process of healing and restoring itself. Whether returning to your bed, getting out in nature or any other place of tranquility, take the time to just BE. No television or cells phones. Take this perfect time to continue receiving the benefits of the aromatherapy and the work that your divine temple has just been blessed with. This is also a great time for personal reflection, counting your many blessings and preparing for the many blessings that are to come. Give Thanks!
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