Keep on keeping on
If you 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. 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 dollars in conventional medical treatments, worker’s compensation, and absence from work! Why risk it when studies suggest that having regular lower back massages helps to relieve the pain before it gets to the stage where it needs medication or taking time off from work?
Stress busting massage
Every day we deal with stress and/or anxiety, so you’ll be pleased to hear that a regular massage session can help you beat the build-up of stress and keep you calmer for longer. It’s well known that many conditions are either brought on or made worse by stress. Booking time out for regular massage therapy at ‘living well’ helps to lower your body’s cortisol levels and increase happy hormones serotonin and dopamine. It really puts you in a better mood. On top of this, it’s also thought that because a deep tissue or Swedish massage in particular help to get your lymph fluid moving, this type of massage can help boost your immunity. This means less 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 requires that you have no choice but to sit at a wheel or desk, it will pull your shoulders forward and can cause them to become rounded. This has the effect of weakening your upper and lower back muscles, which is why you may feel that pain in your upper body. If you are able, do some exercise, and team this with a regular massage, your posture will thank you as it will reduce pain you feel from sitting for so long during working hours.
Have I convinced you to make massage part of your wellness routine? Of course, it’s not all about reducing stress, preventing illness or relieving pain, having a massage is a comforting and beneficial therapy in itself, and many people book their regular massage therapy sessions just because they know they will spring off the massage table with a smile on their face, feeling amazing and getting a great night’s sleep! If you have questions or would like to make an appointment at ‘living well’ please email me by going to the “contact me” tab on this website or call 309-830-2722. See you soon!