t’s a myth that you can’t afford massage.
The truth is that if you want to stay happy, healthy and full of vitality for longer, you can’t afford NOT to fit regular massage therapy sessions into your schedule.
Massage might have a reputation for being something that’s a treat, a fluffy afternoon in a spa with aromatherapy candles and whale music, but that’s not what it’s all about. Massage is healing, reviving, relaxing and in fact it can save you a whole lot more money than it costs you.
Massage therapy has been proven to treat the symptoms of conditions as diverse as depression, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and MS. This is according to the Touch Research Institute, who has carried out over 100 separate studies into massage and its many benefits.
Even if you’re not managing a particular health condition, you still need massage in your life. It can help you if you’re an athlete, or just enjoy a workout. Massage can help keep your joints and muscles supple so that you’re less prone to injury. It’s great for dealing with stress, even if you’re not actually depressed, and improve immunity and sleep, making you more present and productive at work.
How expensive is massage, really?
An hours massage is with me is $60.00 That’s less then you’d typically spend for a couple to go out to an average, unexciting restaurant. Would you rather have health and vitality, or dinner that’s come frozen on a truck and is reheated in a restaurant? The choice of course it yours to make. I’m just giving you food for thought. (pun intended)
Worst case scenario?
What’s the worst that can happen if you neglect your massage routine? Plenty of people struggle through with sore backs, a bit of repetitive strain, or hurt themselves while running, what’s the big deal? Did you know that back injuries are the second most common reason for worker’s compensation claims in the US? That’s everything from muscle spasms, problems with discs, and injuries leading to disability.
Most of these injuries could be prevented with better posture, rest and massage. So many back problems can be directly attributed to over-use and fatigue, and most problems are mechanical that is, not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Of course there’s the rest you experience while having a massage, and of course the stress relief.
Still think a massage is too expensive? You decide.