The Gift of Massage

So many people have put massage into two categories in the file cabinets of their mind. One category is a short-term fix for a suddenly sore shoulder or a pain in the neck from a long forgotten rear-ender that just won’t seem to go away. The other is the ‘its-my-birthday-and-I’m-going-to-treat-myself’ category.

Here’s another category to add. Preventative medicine. Just like eating right helps your inner systems function efficiently and exercise assists your muscles develop effectively and drinking water makes everything run smoothly, massage helps too.

Massage assists with all the ways that you treat your body right. After exercising, massage soothes muscles that have worked so hard and improves your range of motion. Massage alleviates the digestive systems that so many feel isn’t working just right even though you’re eating right.

Massage does feel great to celebrate your birthday, but as a regular practice, it reduces every day stress, relieves tension headaches and improves circulation. So, eat right every day, (or least 80% of the time), exercise daily (well, maybe 5 or 6 days a week) and get a massage weekly (okay, every 3 or 4 weeks). Give yourself that once a year massage, but have one every other month of the year too.