Mar 12, 2006

The 5 Senses Experience

I believe that a good massage should involve all your 5 senses: touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. For me, getting a massage is an experience of the senses. If there is something missing or out of place I am unable to fully unwind and relax. However, this can be difficult when going to a spa or therapist who chooses some of those core pieces themselves. A massage with Susan Rachel is one where YOU get to choose the essential elements that will help make your own massage experience one that is completely personal and suited to your own preferences. Each massage will incorporate these 5 senses.

Touch: The main and most important part of a massage is through touch. As a client, it is important that you notify myself as your therapist anytime the pressure is either too light or too deep!
Temperature is another important element of your massage. The massage table used is equipped with a table warmer that can be altered to suit your preference. Adding some heat to your muscles prior and during a massage will help them to release and help aid me in your massage, however, this is just an added element and can be turned off if your uncomfortable.

"Touch is multilingual, multiracial and multigenerational. It is the first sensory system to introduce comfort to us as infants and for many it is the last system that will allow others to comfort us in our later years."

Smell: Which becomes important to massage in the form of aromatherapy. The word itself suggests that there is something therapeutic about smell. Different smells can affect a person in different ways! Aroma can provoke the memories and create a calming effect and is always a complimentary addition to your massage, not an add-on!

Sight: The lighting in the studio is kept low. Complimentary eye masks are provided for those needing one.

Sound: Soothing ocean waves, light jazz, classical, whatever music suits your preferece I am happy to play during your session. Clients can pick their own music preference before their massage from the CD's I have available or you are welcome to bring your own with you!

Taste: One might not always pair the sense of taste with a massage but with Susan Rachel it is the "icing on the cake!" Your choice of a bottled water, ice or cold tea, fresh fruit and/or chocolate will add the sweet ending to your whole massage experience and have you re-hydrated and ready to face the rest of your day!