Are you the type of person who puts off getting a massage? You think that because nothing actually hurts, you don’t need to worry about it? Many people think the same way and then end up at a massage clinic with a painful back or injury.
Massage is wonderful if you have an injury or are already in pain, but why wait until there’s something wrong before you take action? Massage can be part of your preventative therapy, a way to stop aches and pains from developing into something more serious.
Keep On Keeping On…
If you, like most of us, you have to work for a living, looking after your back and your musculoskeletal system will save you and your employer a lot of stress and money in the future. It’s frightening, but did you know that according to the British Pain Society 2016, a staggering two fifths of the UK population, meaning that around 28 million adults are living with pain that has lasted three months or longer. It has been proved that regular massage can address issues and helps to relieve pain before getting to the stage of having to need medication.
Statistically one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem like anxiety/depression, so you’ll be pleased to hear that regular massage can help you beat the build-up of stress and keep you calmer for longer. It’s well known that many conditions are either brought on or made worse by stress. Booking time out for regular massage therapy helps to lower the body’s cortisol levels and increase happy hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. On top of this, it’s also thought that because a deep tissue or Swedish massage in particular help to get your lymph fluid moving, this type of massage can help boost your immunity. This means less coughs, colds and illnesses, which is all good.
Beat The Pain Of Inactivity
I know, most can’t help it, but we know that adults of working age in England average about 9.5 hours per day of sedentary time. If your job means that you have no choice but to sit at a wheel or a desk, it will pull your shoulders forward and cause them to become rounded. This has the effect of weakening your upper and lower back muscles, which is why you could be feeling pain in your upper body.
If you can manage to get up and about regularly to do some exercise, and team this with regular massage, your posture will thank you for it and you should reduce any pain you feel from sitting still for so long during working hours.
Have we convinced you to make regular massage part of your regular routine? Of course, it’s not all about preventing illness or relieving pain; having a massage is a comforting and beneficial therapy in itself, and many people book their regular massage therapy sessions just because they know they will leave their massage with a smile on their face, feeling amazing.
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