Through feeling, focus and force we shape ourselves and the world around us. The mind and body are paired systems, each affects the other. Massage, movement and meditation in tandem will create greater benefits than any one practice alone. Through massage our bodies are able to reach towards the mind and discover a neutral point of tension. This opens the way for great development of meditative practices and increased mobility. Combining this reduced tension and increased physical awareness with Martial Arts techniques increase focus of both the body and mind.
From this standpoint we are able to better identify and realize the true problems we are facing both physically and mentally. Then, with time, we can approach these issues from a state of awareness and work towards improving the mind and body's relationship.