So the question is, should massage be considered a treat or as a part of your wellness plan?
Do you feel guilty spending money on looking after yourself? Yet happily buy something that clutters up the house? Lets be honest its just something else to dust around!
So WHY is massage so important and why should it be a regular part of our routine? I know how easy it is to make excuses, find the time or justify the cost.
Ask yourself this, do you ever regret a massage and the money you spent when you ache that bit less afterwards? Just like eating a balanced healthy diet and taking part in regular exercise, massage should be a part of your routine.
Here are 5 reasons why you need to book your next massage sooner rather than later:
1. Massage Reduces Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and Stress are known to be a contributing factor to many diseases and health complications. Massage lowers cortisol levels in the body while increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, helping to reduce stress from our day to day lives.
2. Massage Addresses Lower Back Pain
Massage addresses many musculoskeletal issues with the majority of clients experiencing lower back pain. This contributes to medical treatment costs, lost time at work and time out from day to day activities we all enjoy. Regular massage to the lower back can help alleviate pain, it should be noted that it can be deep tissue massage or the lighter Swedish/Relaxation massage. It all helps!
3. Massage Enhances Immunity
Swedish and deep tissue massage promotes the movement of lymph, the body's natural defense system.
4.Massage Reduces the Effects of Long Hours Driving or sitting at a computer
The average working day is 8-9 hours sitting behind a computer or driving. This causes shoulders to pull forward and become rounded, upper and lower back muscles to become overstretched and weak, and that's just the upper body! Regular exercise and massage can really help to alleviate pain and keep posture in check.
5.Massage Helps Athletes Prepare and Recover from Events
Many of us are challenging ourselves with athletic events such as marathons, Iron Man competitions and Tough Mudders. Massage post event is a great way to clean away lactic acid from the muscles, reduce muscle soreness and tightness. Leading up to these events a pre-event massage will muscles feeling flexible and mobile.
Don't get me wrong I could go on and on listing the reasons why you should have regular massage. So to sum it up in as few words as possible, it really will added to your mental and physical wellbeing. Don't believe me? Book your next massage today and see (or feel, as the case may be) for yourself. I can assure you that you will not regret it.
Until next time!
Take Care from us all at Pro Fusion Therapy