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5 Ways That Massage Removes Common Obstacles to Meditation

meditateIf you want a meditation practice but have never been able to stick with the program, massage can remove many of the common obstacles. Learn how a massage session can get you ready to feel more peaceful and connected.

Sleep: Many people complain that they can’t meditate because they fall asleep as soon as they sit down. That is a sure sign that you are sleep deprived. You’re not alone. Fifty to seventy million Americans experience sleep issues that affect their health according to the Institutes of Medicine. Research shows that massage enables better quality rest for people of all ages.

Posture: Good posture is essential to meditation. Sitting up straight with your chest gently lifted helps to keep you alert. On the other hand, poor posture is a major cause of aches and pains. Massage can ease chronic pain in typical trouble spots like your shoulders, neck and lower back to enable you to sit correctly.

Muscle tension: Depending on your body structure, you may never be able to twist your legs into a full lotus. What you can do is let massage help limber you up so you can find a position that works for you and hold it longer.

Anxiety: One of the hardest things about meditation is stilling your mind. Massage alleviates anxiety and helps to slow down racing thoughts.

Feeling disconnected: Perhaps the greatest benefit of massage is the power of touch. Many people describe it as feeling connected and cared for. That mindset gets you off to a very good start while you use meditation to clarify and deepen the experience.

Meditation and massage work well together and help you to feel your best. Call us today to schedule a massage. It’s a great way to ease stress and welcome more peace and contentment into your daily life.

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