Is Massage for Tradespeople and Construction Workers?
Many articles about massage seem to focus on how good it can be for office workers or athletes. You might be believing that it’s not something an average construction worker would do or would need to do. That’s where you’d be mistaken! So, is massage also for tradespeople and construction workers?
Workers in the construction industry or people whose work involves physical labor can need a massage. They need it more than most of us, and here’s why.
If your work is very physical, you can be more susceptible to work-related injuries, aches, and pains than others who don’t move a lot. It stands to reason that if you’re driving, lifting, and generally being active all day, there’s more opportunity for muscle overuse and injury.
What do you need to help you avoid problems or ease any aches and pains? A good massage and must be part of your routine. It’s not just because of the physical strain that working in that environment can cause you; you also need to relax when the day job gets stressful. See it as your therapy.
If you’ve started to develop any lower back pain, a more intense massage schedule might be helpful. A deeper and more therapeutic massage is needed to relieve the pain. A massage can also help if you’re starting to get muscle or joint stiffness or feel a reduced range of motion. Cramps pulled muscles, and minor strains are all issues that can affect laborers and tradespeople who are constantly on the go. Another thing is that they don’t always take breaks as often as they should when the workday gets stressful. These are best dealt with before they become anything more serious.
If you’ve injured yourself, get that massage appointment booked quickly. Not only does the correct course of therapeutic massage treatments help to boost healing by stimulating your circulation, but if you’re dealing with muscular contractions, it can help to loosen the tight, contracted muscle fibers and soothe any painful spasms. Regular massage appointments will also help you to avoid problems in the future.
The constant bending and lifting involved in laboring can cause many problems with your posture, which has a knock-on effect. Regular massage can help your muscles and joints be more flexible. This will then help your body maintain the correct alignment and avoid injuries from lifting or bending wrongly at work.
Physical problems can often be treated and soothed with a massage, avoiding the need for expensive medical treatment and time off. After an injury, you can use massage as part of a physical therapy program to increase flexibility and build strength.
Don’t be tempted to ignore those niggling twinges or pains when you’re working – it’s often the case that people who work in physical labor don’t feel that they have the time to ‘indulge’ themselves with a therapeutic massage treatment – they don’t have the time. The truth is that people who are ‘too busy’ often need the benefit of a good massage the most! Call us now or book a massage online and let us help you relieve those pains caused by complex and physical works.
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