Brenda Wakefield, MS, LMT, LMTI, CEP
Who would ever think 60 minutes of stillness could add a wealth of renewal for mind, body and spirit? With summer coming to an end, road trips over, and prepping to send the kids go back to school, take 60 minutes and experience the best deep relaxation ever imagined. Many look forward to September each year to celebrate Labor Day – for many a paid holiday to celebrate the American labor force contributions of growth and prosperity in this country, but when do we stop to celebrate self?
The holiday is on the calendar, but are you on the calendar? Mark the calendar NOW, “Take 60 Minutes” to rejuvenate and unwind, for the next round of stressors is lurking in the background. Truth be known, many walk around with stress and tension showing up as a headache, neck or back pain, depression, and much more. Trust the process of alternative care as a proactive response to heal from the inside out – in preparation for the stressors to come.
Children And Teens Repair Faster
A light gentle touch session may last from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the age of the young client and their ability to tolerate the duration of a session. Infants also benefit from this therapy. Clearly infants cry, but not all crying relate to a wet diaper, hunger, teething or sleep. Birth is traumatic and assistance to help the infant and mother recover after birth is phenomenal. A single to multiple sessions is shown to be life changing regardless of age. Stress starts with conception and continues to build throughout a lifetime. The most common fix for discomfort is over-the-counter medication or a visit to the doctor for a prescription remedy, but if you take nothing else from this article, understand the importance of therapeutic bodywork and the benefits associated with such care.
Time and time again I ask a potential client, when was the last time they took 60 minutes of therapeutic bodywork? Not a bedtime or a daytime nap, but a therapeutic session that allows the body time to release and let go of internal distress. We are not taught how to naturally take care of the body when something on the inside is out of whack. What I have found is that the response for discomfort is to ignore, medicate, or for the few, alternative relief. I encourage all to take 60 minutes to experience amazing relief through body maintenance not as a treat, but as a necessity to enhance body performance.
The takeaway? A paradigm shift, a proactive choice to feel better in overall health. Ask yourself, “Am I willing to think outside the box and experience terrific relief from pain or discomfort?” Parents, how important is it for the kids to feel great? Kids know how they feel – listen, and help yourself and your child feel better.
The therapy I suggest is CranioSacral Therapy (CST). The body has the inherent ability to heal itself and CST allows the body to self-correct with light-touch therapy. The central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord are the control center of the body. The signals from the nerves communicate to organs to function. Stress and tension create miscommunication between the brain and body most often not favorable for the human body. For those who suffer with allergies, sinus issues or swelling, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is another light touch therapy to assist the body’s natural healing ability.
Take 60 Minutes of Therapeutic Bodywork and enjoy a relaxed body and inner healing which the body will appreciate. Commit to a year of better self-care. Everybody deserves to feel better and benefit through body maintenance. Imagine no discomfort, increased energy, and an amazing “Aha!” moment to feel the best ever. This is a win-win and celebrate every day, your health is your wealth!
Brenda Wakefield, MS, LMT, LMTI, CEP offers proactive massage and touch therapies and initiates the body’s natural healing ability after injury. Start feeling better today, call her office at 214-380-9700, or her mobile phone at 469-955-6530. Learn more about the therapies she provides at www.handsofchoice.com. Schedule an appointment in the DFW area at http://styleseat.com/brendawakefield. Find her ad in The OffBeat Business Magazine.
My goal is to provide services/products that are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We make no medical claims and make no statements of validation. Always consult with your professional health care provider before beginning any health care regimen.