Massage. Are you making it out to be more complicated than you think?
I can’t have a massage, because I’m in not enough pain.
I can’t have a massage because it’s an indulgence.
In so many cultures, massage at home is just part of life. Going for a massage is just part of living. Since when have we lost the simple art of enjoying caring and nurturing touch?
The intention of massage can range from – “I want you to feel relaxed, loved and important,” through to “I want this pain in your lower back to dissolve”.
Imagine waking up in the morning and you feel ready. Ready to face the day.
Imagine going to bed at night and falling asleep easily because you feel relaxed for the first time in a long time.
Imagine taking time out for you. For an hour (or more) of no screaming children, no phone calls, no unreasonable demands. Someone is caring for you for a change. And you like it.
As an evidence informed massage therapist I like to over complicate things. The truth is that sometimes a massage is good enough.
Feeling tired … get massage.
Moved housed and sore? Schedule a massage.
In a state of overwhelm? You need massage.
Not moving the way you used to… better call for a massage.
Caring for others all day? You definitely need massage.
Pregnant, or looking after children … yep, you need a massage.
What happens when you put yourself in the hands of a skilled massage therapist?
A real life human cares for your body. That same person cares about who you are and why you need massage (seriously do you need a good reason to get massage). The same person believes that you have what it takes to meet your goals. This very same person has one objective … and that’s to care for you so that you have the strength, energy and ability to do what it is that you love to do..
Whether that’s a good night sleep or less pain, or simply to turn down the chatter – massage does amazing things.
Science and evidence is important. Sometimes showing care to another human is more important.
Sometimes massage is enough.
Have you scheduled your massage today?