Your cells and muscles speak a certain sensory language that you may not be hearing. Sensing and feeling this language is something I do as a massage therapist.
What is the message your muscles are trying to tell me?
Sometimes they tell me they want a deep tissue massage, but when I explore deeper they are really just wanting to breathe.
Many people who come to me for deep tissue massage assume that deep tissue must hurt to be effective. This is an awareness that does not realize that the deepest release comes with focus, presence and inner surrender. Deep tissue massage does not have to painful to be deeply effective.
I have found that many times a clients muscles are simply crying out for attention. Their muscles think they need to feel the pain of the massage to feel alive.
Through therapeutic touch the muscles want to experience being heard and payed attention to on a deep cellular level. For some people this is felt through pain. However, expansive healing comes in a deeper form of conscious awareness and cellular focus. This is the feeling of healing from the space within that is the essence of who we truly are. This vibration of energy is full of love, light and peace. I approach my deep muscle therapy with a listening and intention of where in a muscle is the space for it to let go. This is why speeding through a deep tissue massage has never worked for me.
It is inspiring to sit on a muscle and wait for it to let go. To find that edge of a muscular binding and drop off of it into the internal abyss of energy release. This cannot happen in a 15 second forearm down the spinal muscles. It takes a meditative focus and presence to sit with a part of the muscle that is tight and to wait for that muscle to breathe. To listen and wait for it to surrender, let go and breathe.
The cells breathe, the muscles breathe and healing happens. When it does this my client always breathes deeply as well. It’s all connected. This is a deep cellular breathing where all the cells in the body feel release and the flow of healing energy moves deeply throughout the entire body. It’s always there, it’s just re-awakening the cells and muscles to it. It’s the deep space of our internal existence-healed and perfect.What affects a muscle (and a clients) ability to breathe from a deep cellular level?
It can be dietary choices, the food we eat directly affects our cellular and muscular health. Foods that are processed, caffeine, and sugar all affect our muscular and cellular health.
Whole, organic, raw foods flow an energy to us that is pure and beautiful, it can be felt and it is very alive. I have found and felt that a lack of magnesium in the diet affects the muscles ability to let go. Magnesium is needed for muscle relaxation. I can actually feel when a client is deficient in magnesium, the muscles have a particular feel to them. Inadequate water intake affects the flow of energy in our bodies too.Our mindset affects a massage as well. If the mind is stressed then the body will be too. Sometimes it is difficult for people to allow themselves to relax because their mind is on the go all the time. In this case the inner bindings of muscles are actually from the mental bindings in someone. Once they let go of the mental bindings, their cells and muscles can let go too.
Other times it can be a simple lack of awareness of inner surrender. Unless we have been brought up to learn meditation and deep intentional surrender, our bodies will to tend to stay in a place of constant movement.
If we trained children how to meditate and intentionally relax, there would be less stress and much more happiness in the world. Our society tends to focus on being on the go all time and this creates stress in the body.
There are many people who actually feel guilty about being still and calm, they think if they are not producing and moving that something is wrong. We cannot experience that deep internal healing energy by being on the go. In fact we can actually be more productive when we give ourselves the time to surrender and let go. There is much more energy available to us.
We can actually create more by resting and healing.A person does not have receive a deep tissue massage to experience this space, however for those people who love deep tissue massage it can be fun using that modality as a pathway, especially when combined with acupressure massage or trigger point therapy.
For people with injuries this focus is great for finding the spots in muscles and tissues that need healing flow and structural unwinding.
I see all kinds of clients and each massage is unique.
There are lovers of sports massage, deep tissue massage, energy healing massage, and relaxation massage. Within each is that space of inner knowing that loves to breathe from the deepest space within. There are beautiful spaces within our mind/body.
My passion with massage is to guide my clients to remembering that space in themselves of the inner language that transcends all outer language.”
Advanced Massage Solutions and Yoga by Cheri Davis
2305 Court St.
Fields of Gold...Sting song..still my favorite song of love...fields of purple and pink flow the life of God all around....so much life...so much love...Fields of Gold..Fields of Gold...Fields of God and Purple and pink and heart of gold love too...
Wonderful video...the levels of awareness = the levels of manifesting....wow, so wonderful!
I was guided to start doing a program by this woman. The program is called Unlimited Abundance. This video is from her program called Love or Above.
It is amazing how much old programming I have stored in my own cellular memory. All energetic vibration that I believed about myself growing up. We all do this, all of us. Even when we think we do not have issues...most us really do...many times those issues are stored and buried in our subconscious. From a massage perspective..I now understand why some people have a harder time allowing themselves to relax and to heal. The old programming can be imbedded in our cells and until we change the frequency....the old programming can keep people stuck in places in their minds, their lives, their hearts.
Words...are a powerful. What we say to ourselves and what we say to each other. Loving words to ourselves..loving words to each other.....energy. The words...the words....energetic frequency...
Peace and Blessings,
Excited to be partnering with Shasta Healthy Options. Shasta Healthy Options has vending machines in schools, churches and gyms around Redding. The owner Kevin Steele is committed to bringing healthy, vending food, made of natural, organic and healthy ingredients. Kevin is very committed to providing non genetically modified food as well. This is a unique business because people wanting snacks now have the option of putting healthy foods and drink into their body. It gives me peace knowing more people are eating less processed and harmful foods.
Here is the Facebook page for Shasta Healthy Options GIve them a like!Here is my ad above the vending machine in the YMCA.
This first garden of my life. The sprouts are full of life and love and peace.. They teach much about life. They are healthy and happy.
For me they represent new beginnings. New beginnings in my life. Peaceful.. Vibrations..vibrations and vibrations.
They represent the potential of all dreams to come true. I am looking forward to commune with the earth in a deeper way. To communing with a true peaceful presence within myself and having others in my life that vibrate that. Here's to new beginnings.
Thank you God for your source that flows through me as I know dreams come true for myself and for others.
" God is the love that heals all creation, God is creator and makes all things new"-Rickie Byers Beckwith
Our body is a miraculous creation. God gave us everything we need to heal, to be healthy. The plants that grow in the earth, the dirt, the soil, our soul knows the truth.. We humans have come along and messed with what God created buy using synthetic chemicals in the earth, the plants and body products. All for profit and mass production.
There is nothing synthetic that can heal us. No synthetic drugs. Even if a person is taking a synthetic drug for a medical condition and it may be helping for a while, ultimately it does damage to other parts of the body. Synthetic chemicals are not meant to heal us. They harm us, deeply harm us. We harm ourselves but ingesting foods that are processed, food that are genetically modified. Body products that are processed and full of synthetic chemicals. A slow poison. We have the power to shift this within ourselves. To understand what these chemical do to our digestive system, what they do to our immune system, our endocrine system. This is why digestive disorders are on the rise, why cancer is on the rise and why hormonal imbalances are on the rise. Our body only has a certain amount of cleansing ability and once we override that with heavy metals, synthetic drugs, pesticides, herbicides...then dis-ease sets in. This is just the physical part of removing toxins. There is also the emotional part of removing toxins. Cleansing anger, sorrow, grief, depression, anxiety....that is another process. A process very linked to the foods we eat. It is possible to cleanse...to physically and emotionally cleanse and it takes looking deep within to understand how food affects our emotions(sugar for instance is huge in mood swings and anger). Plus to understand how our emotions affect our food choices. It's all linked and it's all possible to cleanse.Peace and Blessings,
Cheri A virtual Deep Tissue Massage in Redding, CA.
Stress and Healing!
I like to think of the body as a Trinity-Mind, Body and Spirit. All interlinked with each other in a powerful way. When one area of the trinity is out of balance or stressed it affects the other areas of trinity. A sacred vessel we are. When we are out of balance we create dis-ease, chronic conditions and general malaise. When we are in balance, we feel healthy, joyful, vibrant and connected to ourselves and those around us. We have the power within us to create health, total trinity health. Below are ways the trinity gets out of balance.
Emotional Stress. This manifests within us when we are unhappy with ourselves and/or our lives. When we are angry, saddened, grief stricken, depressed. When we are in relationships that don't align with who we know ourselves to be. Or when we are in jobs that aren't aligned with who we know ourselves to truly be. Emotional stress puts a great strain within. It causes stress hormones to get released within us and when this happens the immune system gets weakened and we can be more susceptible to sickness, injury and dis-ease. Emotional stress affects our digestive system as well, many times causing digestive disorders in the intestines. When we get to the root of our emotional stress(quitting a job, forgiveness or leaving an unhealthy relationship) we can dig out that painful root and re-plant healthy thoughts and mental practices within us to help our body release all the feel good hormones of joy, love and happiness. Mind food I like to call this. What we think affects our body in a tremendous way, negative and positive.
Physical Stress. Mind food was above and now we have physical food which has a huge impact on our stress levels. Eating foods that are processed or sugar or lots of caffeine, alcohol and drugs-all of these affect the stress load on our body. When our body has to process so many toxins it can overload our systems and cause problems in our immune system, digestive system, endocrine and just about every system within us.
When we eat well...our body can rest and not work so hard to process toxins. Then it can heal and stay relaxed and peaceful.
And since all is linked..if we physically overload our sacred temple with processed foods it always seeps into our emotional body. Nothing is separate within us.
Other forms of physical stress are overworking our body with too much physical labor and not allowing our body to rest and heal. Working long hours in manual labor, or sitting at a computer for long hours at a time, all of these are physical stressors.
Spiritual Stress- Spiritual stress is a disconnection from the larger source energy that our bodies exist as. God Source is what it can be called as well. If one is on the go all the time and without a re-connection to the God Source within, this amazing healing source..then many health conditions can arise. This source fuels and feeds us on a spiritual level. Beautiful energy to connect with.
The spiritual food that is fed to us through this subtle yet powerful energy can heal us on an emotional level as well as a physical level. It can wash away our emotional bindings and past pain, it can also feed us in ways processed food and addictive cravings cannot. It is the source, the power within..and to tap into it we have to learn to be still and listen and also to open to receive it. Meditation, Prayer and being out in nature and wonderful ways to connect to the God Source.In addition to eating well exercise, massage helps balance your trinity, so does yoga, and so does meditation and prayer.
Schedule a Holistic Coaching Session with me today to help you give full balance to your sacred vessel.Massage Redding, Ca
Peace and Blessings,
The pain cycle in the body is quite amazing. When we have pain in our bodies there is a part of our mind that reacts to that pain. That reaction can be a witnessing of the pain or a full fledged becoming of the pain. The two types of awareness very much affects ones ability to heal. There is place within ourselves that is actually outside of the pain, it witnesses the pain. It takes going into a meditative state in oneself to understand this. I don't mean shoving the pain down and avoiding it with pain killers and such. I mean meditating into the pain to ask it what it needs to heal. Sometimes simply being still and calm will give space and grace for the body to do what it needs to do on its own to heal. Many people, when having pain, become the pain and they look for the quickest route to get of the pain. I tend to think of pain is a teacher. This can be physical pain and/or emotional pain. Pain is a teacher of health, a teacher of discipline, a teacher of transcendence, and a teacher of transformation. During massage as I work into someones pain I can tell which people are comfortable being with pain and which are not. Pain, like everything else is a vibration of energy in the body and when we understand that we can use our minds to calm ourselves which ultimately will help calm the pain and also at least bring one into a state of inquiry and truth to begin to understand what could actually be causing the pain.
This has been a deep tissue massage in redding, ca lesson from the virtual massage table of Advanced Massage Solutions and YogaPeace and Blessings,