How many of you say that you “carry your stress in your shoulders” – isn’t it time to put it down?
Let’s face it, most of us wake up after too few hours of sleep, get our family off to school or work, dodge and then deflect all that the average day throws at us. We possibly get in some workout time, but probably not. Before we rush back home we have to stop at the store, pick up the kids, get them to practice or rehearsal, run some errands, cook supper – forget that, too tired – pick up supper, do the laundry, fold the laundry, check email, pay some bills, collapse in bed and get ready to do it all over again tomorrow! It seems like we are always tired and achy and grumpy, just ask your kids or spouse.
No wonder stress reduction is near the top of so many doctors’ recommendations and New Year’s resolution lists. But who has the time?
It’s not like we can run off for a relaxing vacation every week. But you can, even if it’s not to Cancun. However, with massage as part of your weekly or monthly routine, you can get away from it all and focus on what you really need: restful, relaxing, rejuvenating, refreshing calm.
So why don’t more people take advantage of the wonderful getaway that’s right around the corner? Many still think of massage as a pampered indulgence, but it is so much more!
Every day, you put a strain on your body – your arms may hurt from lifting those heavy boxes at work or maybe you twisted your back the wrong way picking up your child. All of your mental, psychological and emotional strains end up being expressed physically as well. Your muscles are the repository of all your physical and emotional stress, and massage therapy is one of the few therapies that address the discomfort of the muscles and soft tissue in the body.
Now is the time to put down that stress!