Be aware of your body. Take a deep breath. Begin with your head - how do you feel? Do you have a headache? Your neck - are your muscles tight? Can you turn your head all the way to either side? Are your shoulders relaxed or have they come up closer to your ears? When you squeeze the top of your shoulder is it tender? How about your back, are you comfortable sitting without slouching? Do you feel fatigue between your shoulder blades or in your lower back? Continue down your body and check in with your arms, hands, legs feet..... Do you feel grounded- not in a metaphysical sense, but do you feel a connection to the earth through your feet up through your legs & thighs?
So how do you feel after conciously "scanning" your body?
When you "checked-in" with your body did you notice any areas of tension or pain. Did you feel stress & tension?
If you are like so many people out there you my sit at your computer much of the day. That's a stress if you realize it or not, and because of that your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, and neck may be sore or feel fatigued. Perhaps you travel for your job. Seemingly endless hours stuffed up in an air plane certainly takes it's toll on your body. Shuffling through an airport, crossing several time zones and sleeping in a strange bed can certainly wreck unseen havoc on your body not to mention your mind. Do you exercise regular? Are you interested in improving your performance and reduce your recovery time? If you aren't able to be as active as you'd like due to injury? Massage can make a tremendous difference in your life because it has so many benefits! "You need a massage!!"