We know massage will make us move better and feel happier, but not everyone can make time for regular appointments. 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. Especially right now, with the constant stress of Covid lingering under our normal everyday stressors, headaches have become an even bigger issue.
Pain or pressure in your forehead or on the top or sides of your head? Could be a tension headache. It's especially likely if you've been hunching over a make-shift home office, spent a ton of time in a car, or if you're shivering and huddling up to keep warm as winter slowly creeps in.
Bodywork can help get rid of that headache and regular bodywork may well keep it from coming back. (If you want to geek out 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 lower back pain. Better than drugs. I just had to say that twice.
Just about everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their life. If it happens to you, don't suffer. I, personally, have a long history of low back pain and sciatica. I've found many different routes to help it and I'd love to share them with you. Schedule a session and get back into action.
Have you ever been so cranky you got on your own nerves? Yeah, me, too. It's not great. When you feel yourself biting everyone’s head off when they ask you a question, it might be time for some self-care.
Massage is great for stress relief. You get to shut off all the things that buzz and chime and aggravate you to the point of eye twitches. Music, calm, warmth, massage. All the cranky disappears.
There is a dual purpose here. You'll feel better and all the people around you will be happier that you're back to your sunny self.
Got a headache, low back pain, or a case of the grumpies? Get a massage scheduled and we’ll handle that fast.