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When You Need a Body Massage

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We all know that body massage therapy is good for our overworked bodies. But, how do you know when you need a body massage?

Reasons when You Need a Body Massage

1. You haven’t had one for months

Body Massage works best when it is received on a regular basis. Most massage and bodywork therapists would recommend receiving a massage once per month for regular maintenance and even more often if you have an injury you are trying to rehabilitate.

2. You are in training:

Summer means races, biking, hiking, backpacking, water skiing, and anything else you can squeeze into these 3 months of nice weather. When you challenge your body physically, you should be treating your muscles to full body massage. A good clinical massage therapist can help keep you active and injury free.

3. You have a pain in the neck (or back, or shoulder, or legs…..):

Pain is your body’s way of communicating to you that something is wrong. The busier we are, the more we tend to ignore our body’s signals. You don’t want to ignore your pain or your injury could get worse. Make a reservation with a massage therapist and they can help relieve your pain.

4. You are having a headaches:

When the muscles around your shoulders, back, and head get tight tension headaches can begin. Regular maintenance massage can relieve these tension headaches and help promote healthy posture. Half body massage has been shown to provide some relief for migraine sufferers as well.

5. You don’t have full range of motion:

Maybe you can’t turn your head or neck as far as you once could. Maybe you can’t lift your arm all the way up. Maybe you haven’t been able to touch your toes for a while. Whatever your case may be, if you have muscular restrictions, massage therapy may be able to help.

6. You are stressed out:

Most of us have a little more stress in our lives than what is probably healthy. One of the best ways to reduce levels of stress hormones and increase levels of endorphins is to get a massage. Massage therapy starts working immediately to help you relax.

7. You work a sedentary desk job.

It’s no secret that working at a desk in front of a computer or hunched over paperwork will do a number to create a build-up of tension, bad posture and headaches. If you work at a desk, you may not even be aware of the havoc this is wreaking on your postural and spinal health.

8. The symptom of “sighing.”

Believe it or not, sighing loudly can be a major sign it’s time for a body massage. Some people breathe in and (because of tension in the ribcage) hold their breath rather than immediately and naturally exhaling. The loud sigh that results tells us massage therapists it’s time to release these muscles that are holding too tightly and impeding regular breathing.

Massages are so much more effective when you get them on a regular basis. If you are ready to relax, sleep better and live headache free, then it is time to contact us to schedule your next body massage!

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