Image by Scott M Duncan via Flickr
Body Sense recently published an article “Massage Multiplied – benefits of massage improve with frequency” (the PDF file can be downloaded here). In short it tells how frequent massages can improve your overall health and wellness, get rid of injuries and tensions faster and how it serves as preventive health care. Not to mention, it allows you to be more in tune with your body so you can spot the warning signals faster, which allows you to take precautions and avoid a wide range of problems.
The key is consistency. Just like when you commit to a diet or an exercise routine. If you only follow your diet once in a while or in bursts it won’t help you lose weight. If you only work out and exercise every other week, it won’t have much lasting effect on your health and physical shape. You need to commit and be consistent in order to gain the full range of benefits and see lasting changes.
The same is true for massages. Regular, consistent massages will reduce the accumulation of stress and improve overall health. Experts say that 90% of disases are stress related, and if there’s something massage is very good at, it is to reduce stress.
Do yourself the favour to commit to getting regular massages, and you’ll see how your wellness improves. Let massages be part of your wellness plan, just like diet and exercise are.