No movement. No pressure. Only therapeutic touch held for several seconds. Did you realize your massage therapist was doing the resting stroke?
Many therapists use this stroke at the start of your massage. Your nervous system recognizes the touch as safe allows you to settle down and relax. During the course of your session, you may feel that stroke again as your therapist moves to a different body part to be massaged. Remember that light touch on your heel as your therapist moved to the other side of the table? Maybe you felt that touch on your shoulder as your therapist prepared to work on your neck?
I like to use the resting stroke after sustained work on a specific area. Sometimes you need to take a break after deep tissue work on the shoulder, for example. The resting stroke allows you a brief rest before I continue your massage.
This simple stroke is restful, yet powerful. Once you feel it, relax and enjoy.
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