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.