Being in Flow

Have you ever experienced a time when you were so involved in what you were doing that you seemed to be in a bubble, totally focused and concentrating, and operating with effortlessness and ease? You may have found that when you finished the activity you were doing you were amazed to realise how much time had passed. Well, according to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, you were in a ‘flow state’, an internal state of being that contributes to genuine happiness.

There are many activities that are conducive to flow, including sports, dancing, creative arts and yes, you guessed it, massage! Being in flow is good for us, and I am so lucky to do a job that enables me to be in flow. Flow is created between the massage therapist and the client; I ‘listen with my hands’ to your body and adapt my touch in response to what I am feeling, and it is this fluid, dynamic process of communication that creates a unique experience with every massage. This is the reason why I named my business ‘Flow Holistic Therapy’ – to honour the important role of flow in the creation of a therapeutic massage, tailored to you.

How about you? What activities do you do that enable you to enter a flow state?  When was the last time you did something just because you wanted to, without an end goal to be achieved? It’s impossible to experience flow if we are disrupted by distractions, so maybe it’s time to turn off your mobile and dust off your guitar, pick up your felt tips or get your walking boots on. Whatever you choose, I hope you can truly go with your flow…

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