There is no question that having a regular massage is lovely. It’s good for your body and your mind and it’s something to really look forward to. But there is increasing evidence that suggests that it can actually have a significant and measurable impact on your immune system. With everything going on at the moment, making sure your body is fighting fit feels even more important than usual, so we wanted to explore how massage could be a critical part of staying fit and healthy.
It can be difficult to feel peaceful in today's fast-paced world. So often it feels that there is an insurmountable amount of things to do, and not enough time in the day to do them all. One great technique for helping to slow things down and bring you back into your body is mediation, but most people don't know where to begin, or how to fit it in with everything else that's going on in their lives.
There's an old Zen saying which goes 'You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you're too busy, then you should sit for an hour'. This may be easier said than done for most, but anything is better than nothing, and just sitting with your body for a few minutes in the middle of a particularly stressful part of the day can result in greater clarity, more productivity, and reduce the risk of burnout that juggling work, family, finances and everything else can bring.
To help with this, our therapist Donna has created a three minute meditation, which can be done at home or at your desk to quickly help with anxiety and stress. An experienced meditator herself (having done several ten day silent meditation retreats over the years), Donna knows first hand how powerful the benefits of meditation can be, and this short sequence will help bring you back into your body and feeling in control of your day again. So sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy!