In April, we ran a competition asking people to describe the best massage they have ever had and what made it so good in 50 words or less. The theme of the responses seemed to be about all the sensory details of the experience, demonstrating how massage brings people into being in the present moment.
Here’s one response: “For me, what makes a really good massage is for the practitioner to be really ‘listening’ to the client’s body, where it is stuck, sensitive, how it is responding and altering the contact accordingly to shift tight tissues and return the muscles to being soft and supple in quality again. A massage that does that, changes how you feel. The post massage relaxation has been described as ‘floating’, light / free, or a bit like being drunk! Good remedial massage pays attention to the body as a whole and its overall connections, in combination with very specific and focused attention to ‘problem’ areas.”
Have you ever had a massage like that before, where the therapist ‘just knew, exactly where to go’?
While Tara and I are away from the practice, book yourself in for a treatment with Shona if you would like to experience what that is like and Olivia will be continuing her regular times as well.
Dr Sarah MacNeil