Monday – 21st February 2011. It did get better…. !!
Yesterday I said I don’t know how it could get better than this!……. Well today it did get better….!! :O)
Part of our package here at the Retreat is we all had an individual Consultation when we arrived with an Ayurvedic Doctor who we check in with each day who has created a personalised rejuvenation and healing program for each of us.
For our massage treatments today we (most of the people in our group) were given the general massage where you get covered in hot oil and massaged from head to foot and then we were invited to lie in the wooden box that usually holds the vinyl mattress that is the massage table. This had been taken out and I just lay on the wooden base that was at a slight incline with the head end higher than the feet. Part of the beauty of it all is we don’t know what is going to happen.
Another massage therapist comes in the room to join with my regular lady and they heat water which they pour into 2 elegant copper urns with long spouts. Then starting from my shoulders they sweep down my body to my feet gently pouring the warm water as they go. Instantly my eyes fill with tears it feels soooooooooo nurturing and nourishing. I feel so cared for and caressed and looked after. They continue for about 45 minutes – the 2 of them in unison flowing the water all over every part of my body. The moves so rhythmic and in harmony. Because of the incline the water is collected and reheated gently and used over and over. They have it so co-ordinated that the flow doesn’t feel like it stops. I felt like maybe I had turned into Cleopatra or a Queen or Goddess or maybe I had landed in a pre- Raphaelite bathing hall. We all loved it! Another suggestion for your bucket list! This treatment is called Dhanyamla Dharaa and unbelievably I am told there are even more different pleasures to come!!! Yesterdays massage was simply called Rejuvenation massage….
Questions for you – what are you doing today to nourish yourself or someone you love and care about?
What have you been meaning to get around to doing to nourish/pleasure/pamper/indulge/treat yourself as precious – or is good for you – that you have kept putting off? Today is the day to set a nourishing intention.
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible,
is rarely a function of our true capability.
It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. Anthony Robbins
“We do not have to strive for wholeness- wholeness exists within us. Sometimes it can be clouded by false beliefs about life or ourselves- but it is always there. If that happens, we need to take the time to uncover and change our inaccurate perceptions and beliefs. When we do we can transform our whole life……” from “I Create What I Believe! A Simple and Effective Way to Transform Your Life” by Nancy Marie
Take gentle care of yourself and those you love, nourishingly Susie.
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