At times, it can be tough to determine whether your muscle pain is an issue that can be corrected with a simple fix such as changing your sleeping position, or if it’s genuinely time for a massage to get all of those kinks worked out. With all of the stress that is constantly keeping you hopping from one activity to another, it tends to take quite a toll on the body. Choose to show your body some love with a massage therapy session. Not only will you leave feeling refreshed, but you’ll reap all of the health benefits associated with massage therapy. Here are a few tips on how to know you need a massage:
1. Neck Pain
A massage may be just the thing to alleviate pain in your neck by releasing those tense muscles. Whether it’s been years, months, or even just a day, massage therapy will target that problem area and have you on your way to relief. First, your massage therapist needs to evaluate the range of motion that will best ease the nerve that is causing pain in your neck. With consistent massage techniques such as trigger-point release and certain stretching mechanisms, you will be free from pain in no time!
2. Constant Headaches
If you are tired of depending on medicine, there is another option to treat that migraine that seems to come around again and again. Forget treating the symptoms – treat the underlying problem! Living a fast-paced life can bring on stress, which can lead to tightening of the muscles in areas in your back, shoulders, and head, making it the leading causing of headaches. Massages have proven to alleviate discomfort from tension headaches.
3. Intense Training
With great weather comes outdoor activities such as marathons, triathlons, and more! Even if you’re simply lifting weights or playing a game of sand volleyball, a massage may be something to consider. When putting your body through such physical and strenuous effort, it only makes sense to take care of your body by treating it with massage therapy!
4. Sleep Deprivation
If you are always on the go, it may be hard to fit in your full eight hours of sleep. Sometimes, the 24 hours we’re given in a day just isn’t enough time, right?! According to the AMTA, not receiving enough sleep each night can lead to many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and/or depression. AMTA also reports from studies conducted that massage therapy actually improves the quality of sleep of elderly people. The more relaxation that the body is able to experience, the better. Choose to have quality sleep again with a massage!