You’ve heard about “mindfulness,” that buzz word that often pops up in discussions about meditation and other strategies for battling stress.
It may seem that given the nature of our job as massage therapists, we would have mindfulness all figured out — but often that isn’t the case. We designed this FREE guide to better define and explain what mindfulness means for massage therapists, and how being more mindful can improve your life and your work.
Mindfulness may seem like a simple practice at first — and at its core, it is simple — but given all the distractions of modern life, and our tendency toward multi-tasking, in actuality it can be quite difficult to tune out everything else but the present moment. In this book you’ll learn how to remain anchored in the moment, practicing guiding your mind back to only the task at hand, and how this habit can transform your daily activities.
You’ll also read about the many health benefits of mindfulness, and find links to other helpful mindfulness resources.
Most massage therapists are naturally givers, people who place a priority on the welfare of others; but part of being givers is that we tend to neglect our own self-care. Mindfulness is one way you can do something good for yourself even during your busiest days.
A brief history of mindfulness
Why mindfulness is active, not “doing nothing”
What research says about mindfulness
How to trade mindlessness for mindfulness
The importance of focusing on the breath
Why mindfulness is a self-care practice
Improve Your Life And Work With Mindfulness
No matter what type of massage therapist you are, whether you have an overloaded work schedule or just a few clients, it’s important to attend to your own self-care so you can help others effectively and remain satisfied with your career and your life. Let MASSAGE Magazine, a trusted source for 35 years, give you the tools you need to succeed.