Open Your Hands and Your Heart

When you think of a massage, what is the first thought that pops into your mind? For most people the first thing that comes to mind is probably a back massage, or head, neck and shoulder massage, or even a relaxing foot massage after a long day at work… Most of us don’t ever think to ourselves that today I need a hand massage. Or am I wrong?

A hand and forearm massage is such an overlooked treatment and has some of the best benefits. By having a hand massage, it helps restore balance in the body by removing blockages in our body and increasing blood flow. During a hand massage muscles and tissues release built up tensions and allows for relaxation, as well as increased levels of wrist and finger flexibility. When we relax, our bodies release serotonin which improves the quality of our sleep and lowers levels of anxiety and this allows us to feel more at peace.

At Bakwena, during our hand massages, we give our guests a rose quartz to hold. This promotes the feeling of self-love, opens blockages and balances a person’s heart and throat chakras. A rose quartz improves blood circulation and heart strength, it helps the heart heal from emotional traumas and wounds and attracts love and helps us develop deeper feelings of comfort and compassion.

It is recommended to regularly have a hand and forearm massage as it helps increase hand strength, reduces feelings of stress and anxiety and if you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel or other hand and wrist conditions it helps manage and ease pain. Having a hand massage is a great way to invest in your overall heath and wellbeing.