Clients often ask me to explain the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts and feelings. The process might feel like observing your own thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them. When you focus on these observations in the moment there is less opportunity for other thoughts to crowd your mind.
Your massage session is a perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness. If you are observing the sensation of your breath, really feeling it enter and leave your body, you benefit from the absence of stressful thoughts. I can even give you suggestions during the massage to help you focus and relax.
Click on the link below for some very practical mindfulness exercises: