Aaaaah, massage. Just the word “massage” has an onomatopoeic ring to it – say it slowly and you’ll hear and feel that maaaa – saaaaj – as if the soothing hands are gliding down your back right now. Many times, we relegate massage to the category of treat. A massage, we claim, is something to book only as a vacation add-on, or as a birthday gift, or when we really need a break to counterbalance excessive physical or emotional stress.
While massage can be a once-in-awhile scheduled appointment, it also offers benefits which can be derived on a routine basis. Massage is a way to maintain balance, relaxation, and regular rejuvenation. Similar to the feeling of working out, massage makes you feel detoxed, liked your muscles and skin have been released of their built-up burdens. But unlike working out, with massage you only receive – you don’t need to work hard for it. All you have to do is schedule it, and show up. Not bad, right?
What are the routine benefits of massage?
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – massage can be viewed as a treat, but it’s also a treatment. Think about how your life will benefit from routine massages. And if the cost is an issue, think of it like eating more nutritionally – the grocery store receipt might look higher, but you are paying to feel good. Consider the opposite: Does paying less money for junk food mean you’re coming out ahead in terms of health? No. Likewise, when weighing the benefits of routine massage, consider the cost to be health maintenance. So, don’t wait for a vacation – contact us to schedule a massage this week.