Let’s not beat a dead horse here.
Most people know that getting a massage is considered one of the best ways to stay healthy. Whether you receive one from a professional or by yourself, studies have shown great results concerning one’s overall health.
I personally get at least one deep-tissue massage a month. Because of it, I am able to continue working in my day job.
So, let’s not waste anymore time. Let’s explore some reasons why massage is a great way to stay healthy!
Mental Benefits – Recharges Your Brain
Simply said, our brain is the engine of our life.
If you knew that there was an easy way to keep it healthy and vibrant, would you not seek it like it was the fountain of youth? Lucky for us, we don’t have to board a ship looking for it.
We can simply recharge our brain by visiting a massage parlor near us. Below are some mental benefits of a massage.
- Boosts mental clarity / Better thinking
- Improves memory
- Promotes positive emotions
- Relieves headaches and/or migraines
- Stimulates activity in your left-side brain (responsible for logic thinking; Science & Math)
Finally, you can have a peace of mind shelling out those dollar bills to get that Swedish massage.
Physical Benefits – Refreshes Your Body
Day after day, our body takes a beating from that long ride to work in traffic to the repetitiveness of stuffing letters in mailboxes.
Over time, these daily activities can cause our muscles to endure excruciating pain, such as carpal tunnels syndrome or back pain. That’s why it shouldn’t be so taxing to think that receiving massages are so beneficial to our physical bodies as the list below shows.
- Improves circulation and/or immune system
- Promotes flexibility and range of motion
- Relaxes the body
- Relieves muscle tightness or tension
- Rids or releases toxins
Our physicality is just as important as our mentality. When one suffers, so does the other. I personally prefer to be wholesome.
Spiritual Benefits -Re-energizes Your Life
Aren’t we all searching for that ecstasy in life?
Well, a massage will bring you that much closer to it. When you receive the best massage, you will feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience. It is that awesome! The list below shows some spiritual benefits of a “zen-ful” massage.
- Allows you to spend some alone time for yourself
- Enhances your overall spirit
- Makes you more thankful for others (perhaps for the massage therapist)
- Motivates you to have a better outlook on life
- Promotes thoughts on life and/or current situations
Now what could be better reasons than what’s listed above to finally get a massage today.
There are simply no more excuses.
Work Benefits – Renews Your Day
So, you finally arrive to work after that long drive in traffic. As you’re heading to your cubicle, you feel a shooting pain from your butt to your heel.
You better call your boss to tell him you’re going to be an hour late. Yes, that may be all the time that you need to get that sciatica nerve released. And that massage therapist across the street from where you work may be the one to help you.
Listed below are some indirect, but positive results from a massage in the work place.
- Allows you to do a better work
- Lowers your stress
- Positive to be around
- Reduces anxiety at work
- Relieves pain due to work related situations (carpal tunnel, repetitive stress syndrome)
Are you ready for better days at work? Get a massage and renew your day!
Overall Benefits – Respect Yourself
And the list goes on and on.
Those are just some amazing results coming from a simple massage. So, be sure to take the time and money to receive a massage from a professional massage therapist.
Better yet, maybe you and your significant other can take turns giving one another quick massages.
There are also many massage tools you can purchase to do massages on your own. A simple foam roller can help relieve tension on your back. A tennis ball is a great way to release tight muscles around your scapula or glutes. Just watch this video.
Receiving a massage will make your physical body feel refreshed, and you, as a whole, will feel mentally and spiritually renewed.
Perhaps now, it’s more pleasant to be at work. You’re getting the work done faster and without pain. And your boss is noticing the new you and the new guy or gal at work is noticing you as well.
Either way, Happy Massaging!!