Elizabeth Bosse, Licensed Massage Therapist

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

Making the Most of Your Session

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks,he becomes.”

- Gandhi

To make the most of your upcoming session ask yourself two questions:

What change do you envision in your daily life?

Are you open to receiving this change?

Healing is a partnership between client and therapy.  No therapist can "heal" a client.  A therapist is a facilitator who supports a client's healing journey.  

Our bodies use pain as a way to communicate with us. Our bodies only want to help us and protect us.

  • What is the message in the pain?
  • Is the body asking for balance and relief from repetitive motions and over use?
  • Are muscles tension from an endless loop of negative thoughts?
  • Have fear and anxiety slowed the digestive system?
  • Is the lymph (detoxing) system overworked creating a feelings congestion and joint aches?

Pain is an invitation for a lifestyle change. The combination of receiving healing therapies with improved self care and body awareness can alleviate pain

Remember too, if a chronic pain has developed over 20 years it will require consistent attention over a period of time to heal. Commit to a month long plan of therapy and self care.  It takes about a month of daily practice and awareness to change a habit.

In the week before your session:

  • Pay attention to your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
  • A physical pain can have an emotional, mental, or spiritual root cause.
  • Tune into your discomfort.
  • When and where does it happen?
  • How long has this been an issue?
  • Is it associated with certain activities, thoughts, and/or feelings?

  

The day of your session:

  • Honor this gift your are giving yourself be allowing time to relax and center before your session.
  • Rushing in from work at high speed means that it will take more time for you to relax into the session and less time for true healing.
  • Drink water. 
  • Talk to your therapist sharing your observations about how you have been feeling.
  • Trust your therapist to create the optimum healing session.

  There are many ways to heal.  Sometimes the physical body needs massage; other times the mental, emotional, or spiritual bodies require energy work. A chronic pain, that never seems to heal, is a good indicator that energy work will be helpful.  The pain may dissolve by making a connection to a memory or a thought pattern or by balancing the chakras.

During your session:

  • Set your intention to allow healing to happen.
  • Release judgement of your body, your thoughts, your emotions, and of the healing process.
  • Breathe!!!
  • Relax your mind and from this relaxed place be an observer of your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
  • Breathe!!!
  • Celebrate with gratitude all that unfolds.

After your session:

  • Allow quiet time to process the session.
  • Drink water, preferably with lemon.
  • Journal
  • Take a detoxing bath.
  • Breathe
  • Call your therapist if you have any questions.
  • Make a daily self care plan that supports your healing.

3 Natural Detox Bath Recipes

Some of my favorite self care exercises by Holy Shift:

Essential Strength: Legs and Hips

Divine Align Tip: 3 Reasons Your Neck and Shoulders Might Hurt

Divine Align Tip:How to reduce back, knee, hip, and foot pain

Divine Align Tip: Love for Your Knees 101

Sweet Flow for Happy Healthy Feet

Divine Align Tip: Walk This Way

Sweet Flow: Legs and Hips

Holy Shift: What does standing "straight" really mean

Divine Align Tip: Why your shoes might be damaging you

 

Yoga Sequences from Yoga Journal:

Fix the Slump: Poses for Lower Crossed Syndrome

Fix the Slump: Poses for Upper Crossed Syndrome

I have many more links to exercises on my Holistic Website and Holistic Books pages.

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