This day in age we are all required to multi-task. Always.
It goes beyond walking while chewing gum. In today’s world, we see people making smart choices with multi-tasking (think folding laundry while catching up on the next episode of your favorite show or doing Kegels while waiting in traffic). These smart multi-tasking ventures can help improve your life or at least make the To-Do list shorter. But we also see people making really bad choices when multi-tasking…texting while driving, smoking while pumping gas, or checking your emails while having dinner with a friend. Some have some severe consequences. (PSA: You shouldn’t text and Drive, Smoke and Pump Gas, and you definitely should pay attention to those around you, instead of your phone)
I like to multi-task while getting a massage. Yes, you read that correctly. Hear me out.
While doing something I enjoy (receiving a massage on a regular basis), I am helping so many areas of my life (therefore, multitasking!) Here are the things one can accomplish with a regular massage. (“Regular” being every 4-6 weeks.)
- Massage can counteract the stress to your posture caused from sitting to long. This is usually pain felt in the lower back or shoulders, but can also present itself in the form of weak core or back muscles. Desk jockeys – we are talking to you.
- It can ease muscle pain. This seems obvious but think about if you bump your knee – you rub it to make it feel better. Let a trained massage therapist do the work for you.
- Regular massage therapy can reduce overall stress, anxiety and depression. This is due to the human contact in a safe and professional environment along with the action of taking time to relax.
- It promotes better sleep. You can rest more comfortably, simply put. It can also work wonders for patients going through chemo or radiation.
- Massage has been found to increase white blood cell counts, which are responsible for helping defend your immune system. This can be beneficial all year round.
- Have a headache? Yep, massage therapy can help with that as well. Seeing your massage therapist on a regular basis can help reduce the tension that leads to certain headaches.
- It also works my body in ways that I can’t do while doing other non-exercise activities: lowers blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health, increase range of motion, improve balance, decrease pain associated with arthritis and many other health issues.
So, if you are the type of person who needs a “To-Do” action for your life, here it is…
√ Call to schedule a massage every 4-6 weeks.
Set them up in advance so the rest of life can’t get in the way. Find a therapist that will be yours only. They will learn to know what your body needs and how to heal you. They will help you multi-task your health in a way you could never imagine. You are welcome.