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Why You Probably Need a Massage

By Genevieve Cunningham

A massage can feel so good. It’s one of those things that we often get for other people -- our moms on Mother’s Day, our spouses on an anniversary -- but we don’t often get one for ourselves. If you’ve never had a massage, you’re definitely missing out. It feels good, it’s true. But getting a massage may have other health benefits as well. If you’re considering treating yourself to a massage, take a look at these reasons to book one now.

To Work Out Stiff and Sore Muscles

Everyone experiences pain and stiff muscles. It’s a part  of life. They might be caused by exercise, inactivity, general work, or just the simple wear and tear of life. No matter the cause of your pain, a massage might help work those problem areas out. A massage therapist has a vast knowledge of the body and the manner in which it works. They may be able to find just the exact spot in the body to release tension and reduce pain. If you find yourself generally uncomfortable, look to a massage for relief.

For Stress Relief

Stress is inevitable. And for many people, it’s ongoing. This can be incredibly frustrating. A massage can’t eliminate the problem that’s causing the stress, but it can work out the tension that is caused by it. When we experience stress, we often tense our muscles and hold these areas until we’re in pain. Getting a massage means working through these areas, reducing the tension, and ultimately eliminating the pain and lowering that feeling of overall stress.

To Start the Self-Care Process

Self-care is so important, and yet so many of us skip this step. We take care of everyone else, but then forget all about taking care of ourselves. Allowing yourself a simple one hour to get a massage may completely transform your ideas about allowing yourself some time to yourself. It might transform your health. It might improve your mental well-being. If you’re lacking in the self-care area, start with a massage and see how much better you feel.

If you’ve never had a massage, it’s time to treat yourself! Call a therapist, schedule an hour, and go. You may find that a simple massage brings health benefits that you never thought possible. If you really want to take care of yourself and your health, start with a massage today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Carrollton, Tex.

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