Wellness and massage are undoubtedly connected, but what does wellness mean.
According to dictionary.com wellness is a noun which means:
- the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, esp. as the result of deliberate effort.
- an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
Wellness is a state of being where you are not only without illness and disease, but actively preventing getting sick and be above the place where you constantly fight of various diseases. It is making sure that body and mind are in such a good shape that diseases are avoided. Wellness comes down to an non-western approach to health. To prevent instead of cure. To avoid things breaking instead of fixing what’s broken.
Unfortunately wellness has become a fashion word which involves more or less anything that’s related to pleasure and enjoyment. Due to this marketing wellness has become defined as much more than empowering your mind and body to withstand sickness and diseases. Luckily there are organisations working towards weeding out the bad seeds and make wellness a proper industry with focus on preventing illness and dis-ease.
Massage can be a big part of wellness, in the meaning of preventive healthcare. As described in previous articles, massage can not only improve your mood and make you feel good, but also improves your physical and physical health.
Read more of my other articles at: Massage and illness, Why get chair massages, Why get massages, Why massage the stomach, The importance of touch, Massage relieves burnt-out.
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