Have you had your tires rotated recently? Been to the dentist for a cleaning? There are some appointments you don’t think twice about making—they’re just part of life. Maybe it’s time to think about Medical Massage as routine maintenance.
“But My Body Doesn’t Hurt”
We automatically schedule routine maintenance checks for our cars. All too often, we don’t give our bodies the same consideration. Fail to get your oil changed or your tires rotated and you can run into problems down the road. Similarly, when you fail to pay attention to your body and provide it with the care it deserves, you may run into health issues that could have been prevented.
Think of it this way—vehicle maintenance (like oil changes and tire rotations) isn’t something you do when you only where there is a problem. It’s something you do to prevent problems from happening in the first place. The same holds true for your body.
“But I’m Already Relaxed”
Massage should be an integral part of any well –rounded lifestyle that embraces health and wellness. Even if you only use the massage hour as an opportunity to unplug from the noise and stress of everyday life—that’s fine. Massage has been proven to reduce stress. That being said, massage does not simply promote relaxation—it also improves flexibility, reduces blood pressure, improves sleep, and may even facilitate a change in one’s sense of self by enhancing your ability to experience your body in a positive way.
It’s time to take time for you! If you are relatively healthy and injury free, Congratulations—now take steps to ensure you stay that way for years to come and schedule your next massage session today!
Jenny Nickerson, LMT
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist