Does pain or restricted
movement keep you from living the life you want? Sports injuries, household
accidents, repetitive actions on the job, and tension from everyday stress
can cause problems that too often take up permanent residence in our bodies.
Massage is a gentle therapy that can relieve pain and, in combination
with medical attention, help heal certain conditions and help prevent
their return. In some cases, massage can reduce
or even eliminate the need for medication or surgery.
how to relax
Relaxation is a skill that can be learned. Through massage, you experience
the feeling of deep relaxation, making it easier to consciously recreate
that state in your daily life.
Massage also focuses
your awareness on sensations in your body, which can help you become aware
of areas where you store tension. This awareness can help you recognize
early warning signs as they happen, such as a stomach ache or shoulder
pain. You can then act to take control of both your situation and your
response to it.
for healthful change
Massage is something good you can do for yourself
that requires no extensive planning or physical exertion. As you take
care of yourself in this simple way, you may find yourself developing
the energy and inclination to pursue other healthful activites such as
exercise, good nutrition, or spending time with family and friends.