Some people like massage, but they don’t like the fact that the benefits are temporary. That is true, but most things you do for yourself physically is temporary.
You can enjoy a scrumptious meal, but you will get hungry again. You can get a great night’s sleep, but you will get tired again and need more sleep.
One great workout doesn’t last for months.
Our bodies have needs that require regular attention. Massage and other forms of health maintenance are indeed temporary, but that doesn’t mean they are not valuable.
A headache, stiff neck, back pain, stress, or other ailments do not go away on their own.
Action needs to be taken to make it better. Massage is a way to help us feel good along with our regular activities.
I would also like to add that just resolving reoccurring symptoms is not the main focus in treatment.
Practitioners should emphasize on the root of the problem as well. If a significant release happens on the table in either mind, body or spirit, it may not only get you back to "normal" but rather at a more optimal state.
For example, if a chronic holding pattern in your muscle released it would most likely improve the quality of your life dramatically.
So I challenge you to change your perception on the value massage therapy can have in your life.
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