How is your Happiness Quotient?

When assessing the quantitative value of your massage therapy session (less negative symptoms) don’t forget to also take into account the positive changes to your quality of life that may occur.

Pain and anxiety can easily undermine your attempts at being fully present in your life and drain energy from your healing process. It’s difficult to be cheerful and grateful when you hurt physically or feel emotionally fragile.

But while many people get massage therapy purely for pain relief, massage has other hidden benefits that make it worthwhile even if you have no pain at all. These benefits contribute towards your body’s innate capacity for health and healing. They help you make better choices about how you live.


You may have noticed one of these traits as you leave a massage session:

  • You feel better about who you are.
  • You perform your activities of daily living more easily.
  • Your anxiety level has diminished.
  • Your depression lifted just a little bit.
  • You sleep better that night.
  • If there was something on your mind, the solution just became clearer.
  • Your attitude has changed for the better.
  • Your mood/outlook improved.
  • You feel more loving towards your spouse, your kids, your fellow man.
  • A trauma you suffered seems just a little less harsh.
  • You feel lighter.

Not all clients experience all of these but many clients are aware of one or more of these ‘shifts’.

Best of all, you can still reap these qualitative benefits even if you like to chatter all the way through your massage! Remember, you are just one massage away from a good mood!


Aromatic Head Massage really helps with headaches!

You may have read my blog last month about tips to stay clear of headaches. So many people suffer from headaches, which are often due to tension or anxiety and they may not

know how much massage can help. 40-50% of all headaches fall into this ‘tension’ category.
Here’s the skinny on a massage modality I am proficient in that will give you pain relief and a good night’s sleep.
Aromatic head massage is an ancient form of massage that originates in India where it is widely practiced. How can it help?

  • Entire focus is on the head, neck and shoulders where you need it most.
  • Techniques are designed to relax the large and small muscles. Releases trapped energy.
  • Allows your face to loosen so you are no longer clenching your jaw or frowning. Are you frowning right now?
  • Makes room for a flexible, positive mindset so you stress less and deal with tension better.
  • Relief from sinus pressure.
  • Your focus shifts to deeper, calmer breathing.
  • You will think more clearly as your mind stops obsessive repetition allowing you to find answers and solutions.
  • Creates opportunities to release pent up negative feelings and thoughts.
  • Better posture and better sleep!
  • Relief from eyestrain.
  • You don’t have to undress to be treated. Aromatic Head Massage is usually done seated and clothed.
  • Increased ability to express yourself more freely and spontaneously, through loosening your neck, the avenue of communication.

As an added benefit, your hair is massaged with essential oils good for beautiful hair; growth of the hair itself is stimulated.
Aromatic head massage often includes hot towels for the face, neck and shoulders to further reduce muscle tension and relax the whole body.
Oh my gosh, what are you waiting for? Aromatic Head Massage is available in 45-minute or 60-minute treatments, or as a 15-minute add-on to your massage, so schedule some time to refresh and renew right away.

Feel Better, Stay Well. Body Dialog Massage.