The process of conscious breathing has a myriad of benefits to your overall health. Breathing exercises can minimize stress, help to improve your overall mood, and help you to feel more energized. So, it is only natural that combining the basic movement of inspiration and expiration with a massage at our Breckenridge spa can serve to double the benefits of the work being done.
Inhaling fully helps to fill ourselves with the prana of life, or our “life force,” to be inspired.; when exhaling fully, you are emptying yourself into the unknown, to be expired. With the very basic awareness of these processes, you can begin to awaken the potentials of being truly alive in a very conscious way. Some of this may seem too “deep” to you, so just know that the process of paying attention to the primal process of breathing and these ever-changing rhythms can open up a new understanding of yourself and the world around you. Combine with a massage and you have doubled your potential for overall health.
Breathing through your core is the key to achieving this desired effect. No matter which part of you body is being touched, moved or stretched, you can unequivocally participate in this process by focusing your inhalation all the way down your back to your tail bone and thus permitting your exhalation to truly empty you. The resulting experience of deep relaxation allows your massage therapist to deeply join the healing forces with your organic breathing. There is an instinctive intelligence that keeps your heart beating and your nervous system altering itself to deeper levels of coherency that is precisely how life is being expressed in you in that particular moment. The result is that you can join your consciousness in the process, and by doing so, magnify the effects of the movement of bodywork that is initiated by your therapist.
Again, if all of this does not seem to resonate with you on a deeper level, just remember to breath through your core during your next massage and ultimately reap the rewards. Its as simple as that! We hope to see you at our Summit County spa soon.