The crippling fear of waking up every morning knowing that you will have to put up with persistent pain all day long. Knowing that each and every day you are close to your breaking point and getting ready to take that pain killer or that ibuprofen. Just as you go to reach for that bottle an article comes up in your news feed about a massage and the benefits of massage. You now have sparked a thought in your brain. Curiosity sets in, which leads you to my table.
I cannot tell you the amount of clients that I have had that simply want me to work out life for them. When I say life, I mean the daily grind of bumper to bumper traffic, meetings that are monotonous and lengthy, deadlines that are due to expire, making sure that all the kids are at correct practices and on time to games, making sure that supper isn’t being burnt while you try to clean the living room all three bathrooms because the in-laws are coming for dinner and change the baby’s diaper, all at the same time. Life gets in the way for all of us at all points in time. We are always taking care of things that need to be done, all the while not taking care of ourselves when we need to. We do not fall high on our own priority list. That is where my profession, my lifestyle, and my passion comes into play.
Remember that article I was talking about when life was about to distract you again? That article could be your answer to a life changing moment for you. Take it. Here is what will happen when you take that opportunity:
- · Decreased stress
- · Decrease in anxiety
- · Reduction of pain
- · Reduction of headaches
- · Alleviation of insomnia
- · Increased relaxation
- · Increased knowledge
- · Decreased depression
- · Lowers blood pressure
- · Improves immune system
These are just some of the benefits that can happen. There is so much more to gain from getting massage. Taking a leap to better your life can be a hard thing for many people. There is only life to gain with massage. Being able to feel relief without pumping your body full of hard to pronounce chemical pain reducers is a wonderful thing for the mind, body and soul. There are many ways to relax with massage including Swedish massage, hot stone therapy, and body wraps. There are also ways to increase your body’s performance with trigger point therapy, myofascial release and orthopedic massage. Massage is for everyone - young or old.
Speaking from a therapist's point of view, massage has changed my life tremendously. Not only do I get to meet other therapist and see how their styles are, I get to work on clients every day knowing that I am the reason for someone’s smile, for someone’s jump in quality of life or just someone’s friend. There is not a better way I would want to spend my life and or career than being able to do all of that on any given day.