Therapeutic Massage: Why Should You Get Them?
Having a therapeutic massage is absolutely one of the best ways to take care of yourself. I admit that I am biased since I was a massage therapist for 32 years, and back rubs were also a favorite activity in my house growing up. A back rub could cure most anything it seemed. I carried through with the tradition with my own sons. I firmly believe that having a therapeutic massage as often as you can will help you feel better in so many areas of your life.
Maybe for some of you this is a foreign idea. Maybe you feel you can’t afford it or having a stranger touch your body seems out of the question. I encourage you to at least entertain the thought. Once you have moved past your limiting thoughts and experienced your first massage, you will wonder why you waited so long.
There are so many types of bodywork these days and many of them do not require you to remove your clothes. This might make it easier for you to make that first appointment. It is also possible to ask the therapist to just work on your head, neck, hands, and feet. I often did this for my clients, and any good therapist can do this. Many bodyworkers will give you a short session as an introduction to their type of work. A shorter session may also help with your pocketbook.
What are some things a good massage can do for you?
Helps with aches and pains by increasing circulation which helps hydrate and warm a painful area.
Lowers blood pressure
Helps stabilize blood sugar. Massage is great for people with diabetes.
Creates a general feeling of well-being, and lifts your mood.
Calms anxiety and helps with sleep
It is a better reward for yourself than food. There is no guilt associated with this reward.
Helps with achy muscles caused by tension or exercising.
Helps remove congestion in your head from a cold or allergies.
I could go on and on about the benefits of massage. There are some insurance plans now that will cover it. It is worth asking about. The holidays are coming up and it is a great gift to ask for or give to your favorite people. You can also give a massage yourself to people you care about. Try it and enjoy feeling good.
I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. I will be getting a massage on Black Friday, not shopping.
Good health to you,