Before you skip past this post because you don't go to the gym or do any form of fitness training, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you spend around 8 hours of your day sitting at a desk or driving?
- Are you required to perform repetitive movements as part of your job?
- Does your body feel achey most of the time but you've come to regard that as ‘normal’?
If youcan answer ‘yes’ to even one of those questions, there's a very strong likelihood that you will benefit from a regular sports massage.
Modern life is becoming increasingly more sedentary, with many people working in desk-orientated roles for up to 8 hours a day. When you combine this with long commutes driving, and recreational time spent bent over mobile phones, games consoles or books, our bodies are coming under increasing stress and strain, without even factoring in any exercise.
One of the most common issues I see - and I mean on a weekly basis - is people suffering from knotty shoulders and achey lower backs. Much of this is caused by posture, where certain muscles have become tightened with overuse, others have become lengthened, and that’s where the nagging aches and pains often originate.
Many people just accept that these aches and pains are just part of their lives and if they get worse, they look to painkillers to take the edge off. It’s only when things get really bad that they seek advice from a doctor or physiotherapist and by this point, they can be in real agony.
You only get one body and pain is your body’s way of telling you there is something wrong. Rather than waiting for that pain to become so unbearable that you can hardly move, consider taking action now. Regular sports massage helps to stretch out muscles and connective tissues, which result in a more pliable and functional muscle and therefore, better movement and posture.
It’s also worth considering that the cost of getting a monthly 30 minute sports massage probably only equates to a night out or a getting your nails done. Whilst both of those things are nice treats, they aren't going to help your body feel better so maybe its time to reconsider whether investing in your general wellbeing may be more beneficial in the long run.
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