Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Massage: Why are some people afraid?


Lets face it,  sometimes when your body is really relaxed it emits noises and such that can be embarrassing.  Most people are mortified when this happens, and that fear can keep them from taking advantage of the many health benefits of getting a massage.  

Here is my take on the matter;  it really does not happen all that often.  In my 17 years as a practitioner, a client has passed gas only 3 times.  As far as I am concerned if you are so relaxed that something like this happens, then I am doing my job.  Another issue that is the concern of men, is that the massage may feel so good that they may react by getting an erection.  Again, in 17 years this has only happened a handful of times and in all cases the men were sleeping, and I just ignored the situation.  Of course, this is different than if the man happens to be awake and asks me for something other than what I am legally allowed to do.  In that case, the man is asked to leave and never come back. The point is that things like this happen.  To all of us.  A good therapist will just ignore these uncontrollable occurrences and do her best to continue on so that you are not made to feel uncomfortable.  
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Many people also refrain from getting a massage because they think it is like what you see on TV, which is usually a naked person covered by a small towel, being attended to by a therapist of the opposite sex.  The truth is (at least in my practice) that you are lying on a table, between sheets and a blanket.  You may be naked under the sheets, you may be wearing your underpants (it is your choice) and at no time are you exposed except for the back, arm or leg that I may be working on.  There is relaxing music playing, and the lights are low.  I will be very professional with you and do my best to ensure that you are absolutely comfortable.  Generally, the massage begins with me working on your back, neck and shoulders, then the back of your legs, and feet.  You will be asked to roll over, while I hold the sheets so that you are not exposed.  Then I work on the front of your legs, your arms and finish with a bit more on the neck and shoulders.  
I hope that this has helped to dispel some misconceptions for you and that if you have not had a massage before that you will give it a try.  You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose.  Give it a shot.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Letting Go

Dear Reader,

The last few weeks have been ones of turmoil for me.  I have had to learn some difficult lessons concerning friendship and seeing true colors of people.  I had to recognize that I was blinded by behaviour and actions that I simply could not see through.

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Most of the time when we lose friendships it is because of relocation or simply growing older and having our lives change.  It is a much different experience when the loss comes through choice.  We have a tendency to assign the responsibility to ourselves for not seeing through the facade, or in other ways absorbing the blame.  The truth is neither of these things, there are simply people in the world who get where they are by taking advantage of those around them.  The responsibility for this is all on them. 

After going through something like this it is important to find ways of nurturing yourself and healing from the experience.  Spending time with those who truly love and cherish your friendship is one of the best ways to recover.  I am blessed to have many such friends. 

I wish for you all much love, happiness and A Sense of Peace.

You may contact me directly through one of my Facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sense-of-Peace-Inc/131165690233450 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-Bridges-Certified-Grief-Counselor/1441897136078091?ref=bookmark
https://www.facebook.com/TarotreadingsbySydney?ref=bookmarks

One of my Websites:
http://www.asenseofpeaceinc.com/
http://sydneysministry.com/
 
Sydney

Welcome to my Blog





Welcome Dear Readers,

I hope that this blog can be a source of inspiration to you all, as well as, a place to gain useful information.  I want to share with you a bit of information about myself, more than you can get from my various profiles.

I am a Massage Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Grief Counselor working out of an office in East Bremerton.  I am also a Shamanic Practitioner who has gone through advanced initiatory training in healing techniques.

What I want to offer you here is information on a variety of subjects that can help you navigate through your life.  I appreciate all constructive comments and suggestions for future blog posts.

You may contact me directly through one of my Facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sense-of-Peace-Inc/131165690233450 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-Bridges-Certified-Grief-Counselor/1441897136078091?ref=bookmark
https://www.facebook.com/TarotreadingsbySydney?ref=bookmarks

One of my Websites:
http://www.asenseofpeaceinc.com/
http://sydneysministry.com/

I look forward to sharing and helping you with what I know.

Sydney