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Massage – Don’t Wait Until You Need It!

masseur giving a back massage: text: massage- don't wait until you need itAre you the type of person who puts off getting a massage? Do you think that you don’t need to worry about it because nothing hurts? Many people think the same way and then feel sorry for themselves with a painful back or an injury before going to the massage clinic. Have a massage? Please don’t wait until you need it!

Massage is terrific if you have an injury or are already in pain, but why wait until there’s something wrong before taking action? Massage can be part of your preventative therapy, a way to stop aches and pains from developing into anything more serious.

Keep On Keeping On

Like most of us, if 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 Global Burden of Disease 2010, a staggering thirty-one million Americans say that they are dealing with the symptoms of low back pain at any one time, costing over $50 million in conventional medical treatments, worker’s compensation, and absence from work?

Why risk it when a study carried out in 2011 proved that having regular lower back massages helped relieve the pain before it got to the stage where it needed medication or taking time off from work?

Stress-Busting Massage

You’ll be glad to learn that a regular massage session can prevent your stress from building up and keep you calmer 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 lower your body’s cortisol levels and increase happy hormones serotonin and dopamine. It puts you in a better mood. On top of this, it’s also thought that because a deep tissue or Swedish massage, in particular, helps to get your lymph fluid moving, this type of massage can help boost your immunity. This means fewer coughs, colds, and illnesses, which is all good.

Beat the Pain of Inactivity

I know most of us can’t help it, but the average American sits still for eight or nine hours every single day. If your job means that you have no choice but to sit at a wheel or 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’ll be feeling that pain in your upper body.

If you can manage to get up and regularly do some exercise and team this with a 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 a massage part of your routine? Of course, it’s not all about preventing illness or relieving pain. Having a massage is a deliciously comforting and beneficial therapy in itself. Many people book their regular massage therapy sessions because they know they will spring off the massage couch with a smile on their face, feeling amazing. Call us now or book online and have that fantastic smile on your face too!

 

Brilliant Massage & Skin

Burlington, Vermont