8 Signs You Need a Massage
The human body is a pretty smart little machine. Thousands of functions work in synchronization with each other inside our muscles, nerves and organs to pull off the demands of daily activity, exercise and even just breathing properly – and the body does this all on its own! (With a little help from food, hydration, oxygen and sleep.)
After continuous wear-and-tear, your body may begin to tell you it needs something. Headaches, bad posture, poor digestion and chronic pain or inflammation are all examples of “red flags” your body may throw out there to get your attention. It’s saying, “HEY! Help me out here!”
The Most Common Signs You Need a Massage
For most of us, desk jobs and jam-packed schedules are part of the daily routine. No matter what your lifestyle or daily routine consists of, it’s important you stop and take a moment for yourself.
Massage therapy is a great way to relieve pain and stress and restore range of motion by targeting tension in muscles that might be “holding up the show” in certain areas of your body. Take a look at these 8 common “red flags” and see if these signs you need a massage are true in your life.
1. Your posture is off.
Whether you’ve noticed you have a raised shoulder or you look like Quasimodo, posture can be a great indication of the tension you’re holding in your back and neck. Massage works naturally not only to relieve tension, but to help muscles relax to their natural position to support your spine.