Having the right setting for a massage is half of the experience. When the temperature and lighting is to your taste and the comfort or the sheets and table is just right for your body type, it makes the massage experience that much more enjoyable. When the massage comes to you, either at your home office or hotel, you have the option to make it as enjoyable as possible for your massage experience. Having all the pieces in place for the best most relaxing and therapeutic massage as possible does take a little bit of thought and action.
The setting is what you are paying for at a very high class resort or spa. The ambiance the luxury the beauty of getting a world class body treatment experience one to remember. This can be an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. What makes this experience so memorable are a few key things. The mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the massage must be addressed in order to enhance the massage experience. Adding just a few simple subtle things to the environment will bring everything together in a harmonious and balanced massage.
Adding a flowing water aspect to the massage gives your mind a steady and consistent flow of therapeutic white noise that helps put the mind at ease. Adding a water fountain to the massage environment enhances the experience a tremendous amount with just a simple stream of water. Water is the same as our Chi or life energy it flows through us, adding a water -fountain brings the natural flow to you and the therapist allowing both of you to enjoy the experience more.
Aromatherapy and essential oils are another very subtle piece to enhance the massage. Using a essential oil aromatherapy diffuser adds a light but still noticeable scent to the environment. This gives off that spa scent when we smell nice soothing pleasant scents of essential oils it makes you feel like you are in a different space. Essential oils have been used for centuries for therapeutic services. When the oils are diffused into the air you breath them in and the positive effects are felt immediately.
Adding just a few extra things that are cost effective and easy to add enhance the massage experience tremendously. Bringing the extra spa indulgence to your home, brings the spa and all the service to you. Allowing you to enjoy the experience even more.
The calming and therapeutic effect of many of the good spas around the world, have been carefully thought through and organized in a way that each of your senses is given a positive experience. Allot of the nicer hotels also create the flowing and aromatic effect that many spas use to bring the people staying there moods up. It can be used at any time, creating the flowing water and positive smelling aroma into any space makes people feel better. Remember that just a simple push of a button can create a flowing sound of water or the positive aroma of essential oils, so use it as often as you need.
by Erik Jacobson