I have to be the most spoiled woman on the planet and I LOVE it!
My massage therapist comes to my home once a month and works miracles on my ‘mature,’ sore body. I keep threatening not to get up off the table when she finishes because I’m SOOOO relaxed. :0)
If you haven’t tried massage, you should consider it. I used to think of it as a complete luxury. Now I consider it a ‘quality of life’ thing. It’s honestly really good for your health, offsetting not using your muscles enough, using some of them too much, loosening up knots you didn’t even know you had. It’s almost a ‘reboot’ of your body – something I really appreciate!
A knowledgeable, caring massage therapist is priceless. He or she can fix injuries, help you heal from sprains, strains, or even surgery. The therapist gets to know YOUR body and can make a massage session perfect for whatever YOU need.
Many years ago, I did medical transcription and bookkeeping for a busy, 8-surgeon office. I ended up working about 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 8 years before I was hurting so badly I couldn’t put my blouse on by myself. I was flirting with carpal tunnel in both arms, as well. My son bought me an ergonomic keyboard, came to work with me so he could attach it to my computer and changed the height of my chair. I started going to the Marvin Altman Health Center every day after work, exercising, swimming, and then relaxing in the hot tub before making the trip home. I had my first ever massage.
I ended up having a massage once a week for several months. The massage therapist said she had never seen such tight muscles as I had in my neck and back. She helped me avoid surgery and gradually my pain abated. I also asked for, and received, part-time help in my job.
I did without massage for a long time after I left the job, and finally a massage therapist came to Greenwood!
Now that I’m hopelessly spoiled, getting once–a-month sessions in my living room by my wonderful current therapist, I can now concentrate on the rest of my day, feeling renewed!
WARNING: massage therapy is addictive!