How about that Election Week 2020?!? I don't know about you, but last week felt like it was a million years long! In a world of on-demand/Prime delivery/everything we could ever need at the click of a button, not knowing the results for several days brought out the inner Veruca Salt in all of us, regardless of how patient we like to think we are.
(actual footage of me waiting for that Biden/Harris victory call)
Massage therapy might feel a little like that sometimes - we know that having regular bodywork sessions can help us move, feel, and live better, but we might not have the time or finances to receive treatment as often as we'd like. Luckily massage is great preventive care and it can have some instantly-gratifying results. Check out these 3 things massage can help you with right now!
Tension headaches (often called stress headaches) are the most common type of headaches among adults (and stacks of kids in trenchcoats pretending to be adults, or so I've heard).
Pain or pressure in your forehead or on the top or sides of your head? You just might have a tension headache. It's especially likely if you've been hunching over a desk or the One Ring, spend a lot of time in the car, or if you're, you know, a person living on Earth in 2020.
Massage can help ease that headache (add peppermint aromatherapy for bonus relief!), and regular massage just might keep it from coming back. (If you want to get a little nerdy about tension headaches and try a few self-massage techniques, check out this article.)
Low Back Pain
A major research study was published in 2011 showing that massage therapy was better than drugs and usual care for general/unspecific lower back pain. Better than drugs! What?!?!?
Just about everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their life - the modern American lifestyle doesn't give nearly enough attention to ergonomics! A consistent yoga practice (even just twice a week) can do wonders to help rebalance the body and fend off pain. But when back pain does strike, you don't have to suffer. Book a massage and get on the path to moving and feeling like yourself again!
Have you ever been so cranky you got on your own nerves? I thought so. And SAME. When you find yourself being a major grump-opatamus for no good reason, it might be time to treat yourself to a bit of self-care.
Massage is one of the best ways to get some stress relief and soothe that inner grouch. If nothing else, it's quiet time just for you - no notifications buzzing, no texts or emails to respond to, no kids or partners or pets demanding attention. Just you, your therapist, a warm cozy table, relaxing spa jams, pleasant aromas, and a healing massage. Yes, please!
So while getting a massage probably won't change the world or solve all of your problems, massage can absolutely provide some fast relief and real results. So if you've got a headache, low back pain, or a case of the Mondays everyday - there's a massage for that! Book yours today and see for yourself!