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Breathing Mindfully During Your Massage



Do you struggle to switch off and relax due to stress? Mindful breathing is on the rise, and it serves an abundance of health benefits. The core focus of mindful breathing is to focus on your breath while lying on the massage table. Concentrating on the rhythm in your body as you inhale and exhale. During your treatment, this type of breathing will anchor you into the moment, relieving feelings of stress and anxiety.

If you’re looking for another way to promote a sense of calm and tranquility to get more out of your session, this meditative technique will prepare you for an even deeper sense of relaxation. As you enter that deep state of relaxation, your heart rate begins to slow, your blood pressure goes down, stress hormones decrease, and the muscles will get a great sense of relief.

Rather than having thousands of thoughts rushing through your head, This breathing technique enables you to stay focused and fully present. It helps you focus on one thing only – breathing! Treatments such as deep tissue massage can involve some degree of pressure and discomfort. To achieve maximum results and recovery during a massage, being mindful of your breathing will help shift your focus from the discomfort. Making your session a more pleasurable experience. After you’ve mastered this breathing technique, you’ll also notice an improvement in your ability to handle different levels of pain.


Getting a massage is a very intimate experience, which can be a daunting task for introverts and clients with anxiety. Even for the most upbeat extrovert, getting undressed and having a stranger touch your body is natural to experience some sort of distress. It is perfectly natural to feel what you are feeling. It requires a certain level of trust between you and your massage therapist. Deep mindful breathing, aromatherapy, soothing music, and candles in a dimly lit room, sets the environment to support you, and it’s a great way to divert your attention from feeling uneasy. Rest assured this technique during your session can be a fantastic coping strategy. You may even find yourself relaxed enough to engage in small talk and at best fall asleep!☺️

Whether it’s your first massage or your fifth, learning how to breathe mindfully can be supportive, allowing you to have a much more effective massage therapy treatment. At EM Wellness Massage, we offer a range of massage treatments and packages – why not head over to our site to book yours today?

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