Essential oils, strong hands, calming music, muscle relaxation and a river of tears. This shouldn’t be the usual combination for a massage but my 2 hour massage ended like this.
I’m not sure what it is about a massage, perhaps the relaxation of your entire body and the ability to let your mind go. Sometimes this can open up some pathways in our mind that had been previously shut or locked deep away. The rhythmic beats of the tribal drums, the soothing hands of a masseuse and then the tears flow.
One minute I was blissful in my relaxed state and the next minute I was in tears. So perhaps there is such a thing as being too relaxed. Going too deep into ones thoughts can open up feelings and memories that were locked for some reason.
There are lots of other great ways to relax, that hopefully won’t make you cry. Walking along the beach at sunset, taking a dip in the pool or reading a book ( a happy book, no more tears OK)
Note: 2 hour massage after daily 1 hour massages might be a bit too much. Ease into the relaxation and perhaps opt for jasmine incense not ylang ylang…. Now known as wah wah!