Do you experience aches and pains a lot more these days in places that you didn’t get them years ago? If you are in your 30’s or 40’s, then you know what it feels like to spontaneously get joint or muscle pain seemingly out of the blue.
Maybe you are younger, say, in your 20’s, and your body feels fine physically. But, mentally, you may be feeling more drained or overwhelmed lately, and can’t understand why. If any of these symptoms describe you, then you may benefit greatly from the services of a certified massage therapist.
Some folks may think that only people who are physically active most of the time (such as a career athlete or a person who has a job that requires a lot of heavy lifting and other extreme physical exertion) really need a massage therapist on a regular basis. But, that’s not entirely true.
For example, according to the Mayo Clinic, many people notice a significant amount of reduced stress and a heightened sense of relaxation from regularly experiencing applications of procedures such as a deep tissue massage (a slow, targeted message session that focuses on the lowest layers of your muscles) or a Swedish massage (which can have the effect of leaving you with spontaneous increased energy after a session).
One of the things that folks suffer with more and more today (especially because of the worldwide Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic) is increased anxiety. Some people feel that taking oral medication works best for them, but others are beginning to turn to massage therapists as another option of treatment. Massage therapy has also been proven to positively help people who have issues with digestion, folks who get frequent headaches throughout the day, and those of us who have high blood pressure.
Are you someone who just can’t seem to soundly sleep all the way through the night? Well, Prevention Magazine reported that people who engage in regular massage therapy sessions tend to get deeper, more revitalizing sleep. So, all of you frequent insomnia sufferers out there may want to consider looking around for a qualified massage therapist with a good track record.
As with any new therapy, it is always recommended that you talk to your primary care physician beforehand. And, in many instances, he or she may be able to point you into the direction of a wonderful massage therapist who will benefit your body and mind well into the future.