What does my lifestyle have to do with my pain or condition?
We all have habitual behaviors that aren’t necessarily muscle-friendly. If you:
Use a computer,
Stand or sit most of the day,
Do physical labor,
Are a "Weekend Warrior"
Workout at a health club or into cardiovascular activities
Spend a lot of time golfing, jogging or bicycling,
Have physical hobbies like gardening, knitting, etc...
Then it’s important to consider your daily lifestyle and how it affects your body. More often than not, how we use our bodies on a daily basis contributes to a number of physical aches and pains. Whether you sit, stand or do physical labor or activities, over time, repetitive use, constant physical exertion or pressure on muscles will eventually lead to chronic pain and/or discomfort, or worse, permanent injury.
Typically, when someone thinks about getting a massage, it’s usually when they have muscle pain or stiffness in a localized area of their body. They’re not sitting around feeling perfectly fine and think “Gee, I feel so relaxed, I think I’ll go get a massage.” You think about massage when you feel stressed, stiff or sore or when your muscles are in constant pain or in some state of discomfort. More often than not, the pain is usually caused by straining the same group of muscles over and over again.
Since it’s hard for us, if not nearly impossible to change our lifestyles, muscles need a break from stress overload. As your Massage Therapist, it’s my responsibility to address and remove that stress and help keep your muscular system in a well balanced formation so you don’t have to be concerned about making radical changes to your lifestyle. I'm committed to helping you manage the changes necessary to putting your body back in motion.