Now that 2019 is here, a lot of people are working hard on keeping those tough New Year’s resolutions. Others have already moved on to plan B. Have you ever considered making a resolution you’re actually excited about keeping? For instance, you could resolve to start seeing a massage therapist regularly. It shouldn’t be too difficult to stay consistent, right? After all, professional massage is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences life has to offer. There is of course the cost of the treatments, and this is a factor. But if you’re smart about it, a regular course of massage therapy treatments can bring a lot of big benefits.
Knowing what those benefits are is the key to justifying this type of New Year’s resolution. In other words, people want to know: Is seeing a massage therapist really worth it? Will it make me happier, more relaxed, and more productive in the long-term? Do the health and wellness benefits really justify the costs? All of these are good questions. In order to answer them, let’s take a look at 5 reasons to start seeing a massage therapy.
1. Relieve tension from office work
More people than ever are working in offices, at desks, hunched over computer screens. Over time, this lifestyle can lead to chronic pain in the back and shoulders – plus things like wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Massage therapy can help any and all of these conditions by releasing muscular tension, improving circulation, and increasing awareness of problems that arise from bad posture or bad ergonomics.
2. Massage can treat specific medical conditions
People don’t often think about the specific medical conditions that can be treated and/or alleviated with massage therapy. These include Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, chronic tension, and many others. Certain injuries and traumas (often those that require physical therapy) can also benefit from regular massage therapy.
3. Feel more calm and balanced
Modern life can feel chaotic sometimes, especially when you throw in work, family, and other personal obligations. Massage is a great way to let it all go, find your center, and restore yourself to more calm and balanced state of mind. This can have far-reaching benefits both personally and professionally.
4. Sleep better
Better sleep is another one of the known benefits of consistent massage therapy. Deeper relaxation throughout the muscular systems, in addition to better circulation and the detoxifying effects of message therapy, lead to deeper and more restorative sleep.
Taking the first step toward a more balanced 2019
Seeking professional massage therapy treatment may seem like a strange New Year’s resolution to be making – after all, most resolutions involve things that are difficult and require a lot of effort. Going in for a massage is somewhat the opposite. It’s a passive activity that’s also very pleasurable and relaxing in most cases. But given the health benefits, it’s something that most of us could stand to do a lot more often – not only to relax, but to genuinely achieve a higher state of health and wellbeing.