Your Body

1tem·ple (noun)
      1. A Place dedicated to worship
      2. Having within it a divine presence
      3. A place reserved for a highly valued function

Your body is a symbol of health. Like the temples in which people worship, your body serves you each and every day. It is the vessel through which we reach our potential, and strive towards our hopes and dreams. How you treat your body directly correlates with how you feel. Do you “worship” your body? – that is do you take care of it? Along with a healthy body comes a clear mind and a happy spirit. Worshipping your body entails doing what’s best for it, not only on the outside, but on the inside. Nurture it with the proper nutrition, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep. In addition, worshiping your body requires you to develop an intimate relationship with it as you learn about it and respond to what it is telling you. If your body aches, or becomes sick, it is letting you know that something is out of balance. One way to nurture your body, your mind, and your spirit is to get a massage. Getting a massage allows you to treat your body- your temple – with respect, compassion, and care.

Do you believe that your body has within it a divine presence? In fact, when you think about it, the human form is miraculous. You do not have to force your lungs to fill with air, or your heart to beat. Neurons in the brain flicker constantly and blood pumps through your system over thousands of miles of vessels. Understandably, people have marveled at the wonder that is our living body, and many attribute its existence to a higher being.

When you consider the third element, the fact that your body is reserved for a highly valued function, there are two considerations. First – what is important to you? That is, what do you live for each day? And second – how can you best preserve your ability to do the things that you enjoy? Perhaps you love the outdoors, like I do? In order to achieve this valued function, you will tend to your body’s muscles to keep them strong, and avoid harmful behaviors like smoking. Just as the owner of a building checks the foundation, pipes and insulation, you need to have regular health check-ups and tend to the proper functioning of your body through diet, exercise, and healthy relationships. As your temple, your body is the vehicle that carries you through this life. Without your body, it would be virtually impossible to do the things that are important to you. Do not wait until you have a crisis in your life to begin to appreciate your body. Begin today, and worship your body. Provide it with healthy nutrition, exercise and the rest that it needs. Take some time out of your busy schedule to stop and reflect. Honor yourself, and treat your body to a therapeutic and relaxing massage. Remember, Health is a state of balance, and through massage you are on the path to reaching this blissful state.

An Investment in Yourself

With the Current Economic Times, you may be tempted to tighten your budget. However, now more than ever, massage should play a role in reducing your stress and enhancing your health. When you feel your best, you will be more likely to be able to face the challenges and obstacles that difficult times present. With better health and a peaceful mind, you can face the many difficulties and obstacles that you encounter on a daily basis with much more stability and strength. Massage is much more than just a luxury- it is a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect on you as you work, play, relax, live life, and care for others. During Economically challenging times, it is vital to invest in preventative health care. The benefits of massage on the human body, mind, and spirit are numerous. Taking the first step in a achieving better health can begin with a call to your massage therapist. Take some time for yourself and get a massage today.