Most men may need encouragement to come in for their ﬁrst massage, but after only a few treatments, many people start to realize just how beneﬁcial it is to take care of their bodies. It is not a luxury or just a spa treatment, it is a legitimate medical treatment to help your body function optimally at work, home, and play.
Imagine about your car and the maintenance that you do for your car. You take your car in for oil changes and regular maintenance so that it won’t break down at inconvenient times. The same goes for your body: you need to feed yourself balanced food, get regular exercise, and get treatments like massage, physio, medical check-ups to make sure everything runs smoothly. It is horrible when the body breaks down just when you need it most. So, you need to keep it healthy and ready for anything.
There are some key benefits and what massage can help you with:
1. Increase your joint mobility and flexibility
2. Improve blood circulation to your muscle for better performance
3. Reduce muscle tension and aching
4. Improve recovery of soft tissue injuries
5. Reduction of stress and anxiety
6. Promote better sleep and bowel movement
7. Lower your blood pressure
If you have a physical job with a lot of lifting or working in tight awkward positions massage can keep your body balanced and healthy and able to keep working. A job that has a lot of lifting will fatigue the muscles of the back, even when you are lifting properly and especially when the worker gets too casual and starts lifting improperly. When the muscle fatigues they will get very tight and painful. This will lead to the joint being less supported and then things like disc herniations happen.
If your job involves a repetitive posture or movement the muscles of that movement will get overworked and will be stronger and tighter than the other side. This leads to body imbalance and can lead to postural issues, joint range issues, eventually joint wear and arthritis. Jobs with repetitive motions often lead to tendinitis issues which take a lot of work and time to heal properly.