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​Massage: A Luxury or a Much Needed Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

Posted by Michelle Hauber on

Massage therapy has been around for over 5000 years. So why is something like this, that has been practiced for thousands of years and is easily accessible to anyone, considered a luxury experience?

Think about this: How many times a week do we come home from work or the gym complaining of a sore back, tense shoulders or tight muscles in our necks? As a mother of three children I know my life alone, outside of my job, creates stress upon my body. To destress, some people reach for a glass (or entire bottle!) of wine, get a new haircut, or go out to dinner with friends, but what medical benefits do any of these options provide for you? Massage therapy is not only a great way to unwind but is essential for your general well-being.

I find that therapy is the best none drug-related medicine for most ailments and treats more issues than is commonly discussed. To name a few:

  • 1.Boosts immunity
  • 2.Reduces anxiety
  • 3.Helps fibromyalgia
  • 4.Decreases stress in cancer patients
  • 5.Decreases rheumatoid arthritis pain
  • 6.Helps chronic neck and back pain
  • 7.Enhances athletic performance
  • 8.(and a big one) Promotes relaxation, including your sleep patterns

Don’t we all want to feel our very best? When you strive to live a healthy lifestyle, why wouldn’t you choose to love your body first? Here is a reminder for you: YOU ARE worth it! One massage for one hour, once a month can change your life. Treat yourself and provide your body with the healing it needs to go on and live a happy, healthy life.

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