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Health, Stress and health, The massage

When to get a massage

You should get a massage when you feel like it. For most people that would be rather frequent, but often it is an expense which most can’t afford as regularly as desired. To maintain the best health, try and get a massage when you start to notice the symptoms of stress, or when your muscles feel sore. It is best not to wait until you experience muscular pain in your body, since by then the anomalies are so severe it will take several sessions to relieve the muscular tension. It is always easier and more efficient to address problems in the beginning than to wait.

When your soft tissue starts to feel sore and strained it is a warning from your body to you that there are problems that you need to pay attention to. It can be things such as poor posture, repetitive movements and overuse. Pain is our body’s way of telling us that we need to stop up and relax, that we are pushing our body too far and that we need to stop what we are doing.

For many people it is not possible to change our jobs to heed the warnings from our body and we need to find alternative ways to address them. That is where massage enters the picture. Massage is one of the most effective methods to deal with work related soreness and pains when it is treated early on. If you wait too long it might end up being necessary to get surgical treatment and long rehabilitation.

Stress can cause muscular pains and other health issues, which can easily be addressed by massage. A regular massage will help you cope with stress, increase your productivity and increase your overall health. Should you face a particularly stressful period, take the time to get more frequent massages while it lasts to counter the negative effects stress has upon your body and psyche.

By getting a massage when stress, soreness and tenderness begin, it becomes a preventive healthcare to normalize your body before problems arise which needs medical attention. Don’t ignore the warnings of your body.

Massage can’t replace medical treatment unless directly instructed by your doctor. If you are sick, just have had an injury or surgery or have a medical condition, check with your doctor to see if a massage is appropriate in your situation. If not, wait until your situation have improved and the doctor no longer sees a risk. Be sure to inform the massage therapist of any such things before the massage begins.

About Pia Poulsen

Pia Poulsen is educated as a wellness massage therapist at Institut FIGARI in Paris, from where she passed her certification exam in January 2008. Since then she has expanded her skills to become the first Advanced LaStone® practitioner in France as well as a certified LaStone® instructor.


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