Massage – The Necessary Luxury

I always say it and I’ll say it again – massage should not be a luxury – it’s a necessity. How many times have we moaned and groaned about the stiffness in our neck or the ache in our lower back? Ever catch yourself not breathing because you’re so tense? Ever get headaches? Stomach upset? PMS? Insomnia? Irritability? High blood pressure?

Massage addresses a multitude of health conditions, including stress-related tension, which many experts believe contribute to sickness & disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating neck and low back pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low immunity, spinal cord injury, post-operative surgery, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation, anxiety, and depression, to name just a few.


Here’s a to-the-point list:

Massage increase circulation, (which means increased oxygen and nutrients to all your tissues and organs)

Massage stimulates lymphatic flow (helps flush out toxins and boost immunity)

Massage releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller and pleasure-producer

Massage decreases muscle and joint pain

Massage calms the nervous system

Massage decreases stress-related tension

Massage decreases muscle spasms & cramps

Massage relaxes and softens injured or overused muscles

Massage increases joint flexibility and range of motion

Massage reduces post-surgery adhesions and scar tissue formation

Massage reduces recovery time from strenuous exercise or injury

Massage helps lower high blood pressure

Massage contributes to shorter labor with fewer complications for expectant mothers

Massage helps with depression and anxiety

Massage minimizes the need for medications

Of all the procedures and therapeutic modalities used by physicians, chiropractors, and even acupuncturists, NOTHING COMPARES TO THE HUMAN TOUCH. No machine or drug can incorporate skill, intuition, personal attention, warmth, compassion, and intention the way a massage therapist’s hands can.

Now if we all know that massage FEELS GOOD, and we also know that MASSAGE IS GOOD FOR US, then why don’t we do it more often? Money? Time? Priorities? Again I’ll say: We make the time for the things that we value. On the same note, we spend our money on the things that we value.

I encourage you to value your health and your sense of balance. Use your money and your time wisely. There is a time to be productive, and a time to rest. And remember, massage isn’t a luxury reserved just for Hollywood’s rich and famous. Massage is a necessary luxury we ALL need – ordinary people like us… extraordinary, hard-working, progressive, health-conscious people like us!