A couple came into the spa where I was working (pre-COVID) to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary with massages.
He was a Math Teacher for adults in college. I don’t know what made me do it but I asked him if he had ever had a massage before. Never! An Honor I told him and that his job would be to breathe and to tell me if anything did not feel good.
He punctuated the end of the massage with a gentle snore. A fan! his wife said. When they emerged he told her Honey, I’ve been doing it wrong all this time!!! I told him it’s never too late and that the more massages he received the better his giving would be. She said she wants another 40 years together!!! Bliss!!
Incorporating human touch in to our everyday lives is vital to the healing of our emotional and physical selves.
The Wonders of our Bodies
Sometimes we might concentrate so much on our spiritual lives that we overlook the wonders of being present in our physical form. When we are more aware of the fact that our bodies are also important in terms of our personal growth, we may find it easier to nurture them. One of the most powerful ways to do this is through human touch, for a loving, comforting touch allows us to access the part of ourselves that yearns for a sense of oneness with the world around us. Even simple forms of touch connect us not just to our bodies but also to the energetic presence of other people.
There are so many ways to incorporate touch in our daily lives, one of the easiest being a heartfelt embrace. Just making a point to hug someone on a daily basis and really feel our energy pass between each other can strengthen the bonds that keep us together. Hugs help us heal any hurt or upset we may have recently experienced by letting us release that no matter what happens to us, we have someone in our lives who supports and cares for us.
Another nourishing form of touch is massage. While we may think of massage as a luxury, it is actually an ancient form of healing that enables us to open up our energetic pathways in order to receive unlimited energy from the universe. It doesn’t matter whether a simple massage comes from a loved one or a massage therapist, but by giving ourselves the gift of massage every once in a while, we are doing something healthy and beneficial for our bodies. Massage helps our bodies activate their own restorative powers, creating a wonderful way to engage fully in our own healing.
Healing Nature of Touch
Letting ourselves take advantage of the healing nature of touch creates space where we can truly live in and experience the world through our bodies, allowing us to completely immerse ourselves in the loving sense of joy and wonder that is our life.
Couples Massage Classes
Consider taking Alvina’s Couples Massage Classwhich is a comprehensive and caring way to learn Partners Massage. One is coming up February 18-19, 2022 but can be arranged anytime.