I've found it very helpful in quieting my mind during some stressful times. Chel's voice is extremely soothing, and if you've never tried meditation before, this is a great way to try it out and reap the benefits.
I've always told people that the only meditation I do is when I'm the one receiving on the massage table. ;) While I do consider massage to be it's own kind of meditation, I also really enjoy guided meditations.
A lot of the benefits you receive from massage can also come from meditation. If you have 10 minutes in your busy day to listen to a guided meditation, this can be a great way to train in some relaxation into your everyday life between your massage appointments. And relaxation really is like "training". Did you know that the more you do things like massage and meditation, the more deeply and easily your body relaxes? Think of it like training for a marathon. A relaxation marathon ;) More enjoyable than running but still good for you!
I hope you give it a listen and enjoy it. What are some other ways you like to relax in between your massage appointments?
Cindy Iwlew is owner of Bodywork By Design, a private therapeutic massage studio in Battle Creek, Michigan.
She is cofounder of Bodywork Buddy Massage Software, a complete online management solution for independent massage therapists that includes online scheduling.