Excellent health is something that permeates the entire person. When you have a well operating heart and cardiovascular system, you can exercise with ease. When your body is relaxed, your mind is at ease. When your mind is at ease, your body will follow suit. You can approach bringing your body and mind into balance and effectiveness from either end. But, the results of the balance of both body and mind being at ease are solid. This is where “Flow” happens.
“Flow” is where your mind is alert, sharp, but unaffected by external factors or stressors. “Flow” is where your mind and body communicate with each other in seamless, quick – fire fashion. Athletes call this “The Zone”.
A regular massage regimen, whether 30 minutes, once a week, or 60 minutes every 2-4 weeks, teaches your body and mind what this balance, free flowing energy in your body’s systems, feels like. It reminds your brain, and your body, where to go and what neurological pathways, are “Normal” for you. The more frequently you put your mind and body into this state, the more all of your systems will gravitate toward it.
Chinese medicine is based on the “Flow” of QI – Energy in our body and mind. The core of the practice of massage is also based on similar principles. There are many different modalities within the practice of massage. Some will bring results in different areas. Traditional massage, based on Swedish origin, is focused on this balance, the relaxation of the body & mind.
Five Ways for Getting Your “Flow” on:
- Drink water all day long
- Eat well making healthy food choices.
- Exercise. Walking is the easiest exercise to work into a busy schedule. Stretch often during the day
- Breathe deeply many times during the day.
- Take a break quiet the mind. You may want to consider trying meditation.
As you incorporate more healthy habits into your life you will notice increased productivity, creativity, and physical performance becoming the “norm” for you.