Even as a Massage Therapist who is passionate about massage and the many benefits it can bring, I need to periodically tap into that “why massage” by actually getting one myself.
My 92 year old grandmother and I went for massages today. Yep, that’s right. She’s ninety-two and she loves getting massages.
As someone who is chronologically elderly and who has lived independently as a widow for years, she firmly believes there is tremendous healing power in the simple act of therapeutic touch. And she’s right. Lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, increased appetite, improved sleep and a general boost to an overall feeling of wellness are all benefits.
For my massage experience today, for the first time in ages, I didn’t have a laundry list of aches and pains for the therapist to sort out in an hour.
Let me tell you, we floated out of our treatment rooms. There’s a lot to be said for getting that “just because” massage. Don’t leave it until you feel your neck may snap from the stress and tightness. Don’t wait until you can hardy bend over from low back pain.
While I love the relief I get from having my aching shoulder or tight hip worked on, I actually felt more rested, more relaxed and more rejuvenated after today’s treatment.
So, why massage? I think I’d have to answer with, why not?