Massage – Do I really need one?

A common misconception I regularly come  across is that massage is just  an indulgence, a treat to be enjoyed at a Spa whilst away on holiday .  But regular massage treatments can be so much more than a luxury.  In fact, in this day and age of sedentary lifestyles and hours spent at a desk, massage could  arguably be  considered a  necessity.

Too often, I hear of people who have to take painkillers on a regular, even daily basis, just to deal with the pain they’re in.  Pain which could be avoided with regular massage, and a sensible exercise and stretching routine.

I’ve had people come in to the clinic, who are sceptical to say the least about what massage can do for them, but have been convinced to give it a try by worried family members, concerned  for their health.  For some, it’s  complete turnaround,  and they end up being massage converts!  They marvel that for the first time they haven’t had to take a painkiller just to get through the day, or to get to sleep…..this is definitely one of  my favourite parts of the job!  To be able to  help someone experience a life free of constant pain is a huge reward.

Of course, chronic pain needs to be checked out by a doctor first, and I always recommend this.  Once any serious concerns have been ruled out, then searching out a good Massage Therapist or other bodywork practitioner can make a huge difference to someone’s life:

Here’s a list of some of the chronic pain conditions that I’ve treated successfully with Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Leg and hip pain

So if you suffer from any of these conditions, why not give your local Massage Therapist a call, after all what have you got to lose?

 

Category : Blog Posted on May 29, 2012

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