Why regular massage?
While it’s tempting to call for an emergency massage session when you’ve got a tweak in your low back or a clicking shoulder, it’s not the only way!
Awareness is a major component of massage, and it presents major benefits.
Have you ever had a massage and thought, “well, I didn’t realize that hurt!”? That’s awareness.
Has a massage session or something your therapist taught you inspired you to consider changes to your posture, your seating, your footwear, your hydration? That’s awareness.
Like any ‘problem’ we face, acknowledging it is often the first step toward recovery.
Many clients come for massage on a regular basis, usually monthly or bi-weekly. I find that those who come in more regularly present with fewer acute issues over time.
For example, one client came in with shoulder pain that resulted in an arm that didn’t want to extend overhead easily. After each monthly session, which always included some very specific shoulder work, she looked like a second grader who just learned how to spell Mississippi—the arm would shoot up over her head with no trouble. And she would be pain-free for 3-4 weeks after the session, but it would return. After about 4-5 sessions, however, she came in and raised her arm exuberantly before the session. Since then we have been able to re-allocate shoulder time to other parts of her body.
You have the power to keep yourself healthy, and an attentive, curious massage therapist can help you find all those hidden nooks and crannies. I’d love to be part of your wellness plan. I’ll even give you a discount when you commit to 3 or more sessions.