Practical self help skills that help you to realize, through the action of receiving a traditional Thai massage therapy, how to gain awareness and to recognize and release pain. Learn how to balance your body's energy and return to your natural state of feeling good, the state of well-being.
By practicing these health skills often, you're giving yourself permission to heal mental, emotional and physical pain within your body. In addition, you'll learn how to release any negative past memories and/or negative self-limiting beliefs by allowing yourself to take ownership of them.
Choose to receive Thai massage therapy often while practicing these self help skills. Then you’ll easily be able to release stress and get in touch with your hidden beliefs. As a bonus, you’ll heal anxiety and depression; take fewer medicines, experience a pain-free body and live in the natural state of joy and well-being.
The tools and techniques offered on this self help skills page are not meant to be used as a quick fix for anything. For whatever reasons, due to your resistance you’ve allowed yourself to reach a state in which you’re experiencing physical, mental or emotional pain and suffering.
That being said two things become apparent. First, you allowed it to happen, so you can equally and just as easily choose to allow yourself to return to a state of well-being – your natural state.
Second, although moving away from well-being may have taken many years, it doesn’t have to take anywhere near as long to reach for and return to the state of well-being again, but it’s unlikely to happen overnight.
Please don't fall into the trap of making this a stressful exercise, something that you just 'fit-in' between other events of your busy life schedule. In order to get the most benefit from using these self help skills, through Thai massage therapy, it’s always best if your mind is in a relaxed state.
It's probably best to allow for between one to two hours for a massage session. And I suggest that you mentally and physically relax for at least thirty minutes before your therapy begins. If possible, make a point of choosing to relax prior to the massage therapy.
Before starting this self help skills massage treatment get in the right frame of mind. Make a conscious decision that you will begin to heal yourself through Thai massage therapy.
Important Notice: This information is most suitable for people with general aches and pains. If you have obvious or long-term detrimental physical health symptoms, it’s always best to consult with your physician or health adviser.
Once you've decided to use Thai massage therapy, hold an image of yourself receiving a massage treatment and imagine the feeling of relief you'll feel after completion of the treatment. Then begin looking for a massage therapist.
I’ve come across two main kinds of people who practice Thai massage therapy. You’re not interested in the person doing it as a means to an end. These kinds of people are too casual and will often talk incessantly during the massage treatment and thus they are to be avoided.
You’re looking for the person who is practicing Thai massage therapy because they love to do it. They genuinely care about your well-being and sincerely want you to get well. They're healers and their very presence will assist with your healing
Many of these kinds of Thai massage therapists will be aware of your pain upon contact with the painful areas of your body. And they may offer additional health suggestions not covered on this self help skills page.
Genuine Thai massage therapists may ask some relevant questions prior to or during your treatment, but in general they'll remain quiet and will spend their time focusing on giving the treatment and using their energy in positive ways.
You’re lying there receiving a massage treatment and you have a relaxed state of mind. Now close your eyes and bring your attention to the therapist’s hands. Hold your mental focus on their hands and do your best to stay with their hands as they move from area to area of your body.
You’ll become aware that your mind has wandered and that internal dialogue is taking place. In other words you’re mentally talking to yourself. Awareness that your mind is no longer focused on the therapist's hands is conscious awareness. Simply bring your attention back to their hands and stay focused there.
Automatically forgive yourself for losing focus each time this happens. Remember: you're in the process of training your mind to become more consciously aware. And while it may seem difficult to do in the beginning, I assure you that as you practice it’ll become easier.
The first couple of times you receive massage therapy, focusing on the therapist’s hands is all you need to do. Once you’ve become proficient at doing that you’ll notice that, in that moment, there's only awareness of consciousness or energy. Your mind will remain quiet and bodies and hands will be outside of your focus.
The beauty of practicing conscious awareness is that you’ll begin to be able to use this heightened state of awareness in many other areas of your life. You’ll be able to focus on any challenges you may have and you'll have a higher degree of capacity to deal with them
While you’re focused on the therapist’s hands wherever they're physically touching your body, you might notice pain in a certain area. If the therapist hasn’t noticed your pain by your 'aah' and 'ooh' sounds, tell them so that they can spend extra time there.
Prior to the sensation of pain brought about by the massage you might not have been consciously aware of it. If you’re not aware of something, obviously, you can’t do anything about it. Remain focused on the pain and keep repeating this mantra (or use one of your own) as the therapist works on the painful areas:
Thank You – I Love You – Goodbye
Your intention to heal yourself and the feelings of gratitude and love are more important than the words mentally repeated to yourself. If there are lots of small painful areas close together, simply shorten the words, but keep the intention and feelings consistent. Say something like:
Thank You, Goodbye - Thank You, Goodbye - Thank You, Goodbye
By being consciously aware of your pain, in this moment, forgiving and loving yourself and by holding a clear intention to heal those areas of your body, little by little, you’ll effect a healing within you.
Notice that I said: "you'll effect a healing within you?" The massage therapist serves to bring the pain to your attention and effects a healing on the physical level, but your mental action and conscious awareness are the keys to your healing.
Over time and during the course of receiving regular Thai massage therapy often, say once per week, you’ll have less pain in your body and hence less suffering. As you experience more and more wellness you’ll move closer to the state of well-being, your natural state
Providing that you’re using a genuine therapist/healer, their energy will already be balanced and thus vibrating at a high rate. They’ll naturally reflect the state of well-being. And the simple act of being in their presence will cause vibrational resonance and your vibrational frequency will naturally increase and become more balanced.
Sometimes, as you’re intending your pain away old memories or repetitive thoughts will surface within you. I don’t believe it’s necessary to spend any time on them initially, just intend to release them in the same way as outlined in the releasing pain section above. Always keep it simple.
However, if these newly surfaced memories remain or keep coming up you might need to look at them more closely. Because you might have old beliefs attached to the memories, which are still running automatically (unconsciously) in the background. So digging a bit deeper will be beneficial.
this case, examine the memory and ask yourself these questions: What would I need to
believe is true in order for this memory to persist? What is this memory
telling me? Do I really believe that? This
self help free
page goes deeper into identifying and changing beliefs.
It’s a good idea not to do anything strenuous or stressful immediately after your massage treatment. A lot of energy movement and healing is still taking place within your body, so it’s best to relax for an hour or so after the treatment. It’s not a good idea to rush straight back into your busy life schedule!
Sometimes, other old memories or beliefs may surface after your massage treatment and you’ll have an opportunity to release them too. Being consciously aware of them gives you an opportunity to take ownership of them and the ability to let them go, if you so desire to at this time.
Once you’ve been receiving massage therapy for a while and have practiced the self help skills covered on this page, you’ll have less pain and suffering in your life. Once you personally know the benefits of combining massage therapy together with conscious awareness, you’ll probably make massage therapy a regular part of your life.
By the way, I'm sure that other kinds of massage therapy will work just as well as Thai massage, although I'm not personally aware of which ones are most beneficial. The important thing to remember is to choose a therapist who is sincere and thus who wants you to heal.
Once you begin healing yourself through conscious awareness you’ll use fewer medicines, visit doctors less, and you'll no longer spend time wallowing in pain and suffering. Since discovering Thai massage therapy more than twenty years ago I’ve hardly ever needed to use western style doctors or medicine.
To you retuning to the state of well-being that is your birthright
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