Massage is more than a luxury…it is an integral part of health and wellness

There was a time when I believed getting a massage was a luxury, reserving it for special occasions and vacations.
At the end of every massage, I would think, “I feel amazing.” Massage gave me increased mobility during my workouts, improved mental clarity, better sleep, and an overall grace and ease.
So why didn’t I do this more often? The answer was simple. I didn’t prioritize massage in my overall health and wellness regimen. I continued to see it as a luxury.

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It was on a particularly productive day, when I began my journey of creating “Routines of Excellence” did massage come up in a different context. As I purposefully began to ask what made me happy and healthy, the first thing that emerged was massage. This deliberate investigation into excellence led me to realize massage was not a luxury. No, massage is a necessity!
Having more effective workouts, improved mental clarity, better sleep and an overall ease in life is absolutely aligned with being excellent; I thought! I started to get monthly massages, and moved to a more frequent bi weekly routine. I have never looked back.

In the article “Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits” on the Mayo Clinic’s website,

massage is described as:
“…..an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

 

     
  •  Anxiety
  •  Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain”


 

The health benefits of massage can no longer be disputed. Once I changed my perspective on
massage, it moved from a luxury to a regular routine in my life. It was one of the most
significant improvements to my sense of well-being I have ever made.
Waheeda Butler
Co Founder Organic Origins Spa
OrganicOriginsSpa.com