You hit the “snooze” button on your alarm clock and rub your eyes. During that first minute of your newly semiconscious state, you say a few silent affirmations to motivate yourself to get up. Today is going to be a great day. You start to roll over when the pain hits. The pain that you deal with every day. Whether it is in your head, your feet, or somewhere in between, the aching, throbbing, or stabbing sensation reminds you of the burden you have been carrying for a long time now.
Hope is here
If this is your story, do not despair. First, know that you are not alone. Researchers estimate that up to 20 percent of adults worldwide suffer from pain that lasts more than a few days. Even entertainers such as Prince and Lady Gaga have struggled to perform to audiences’ expectations as they battled long-term pain.
Conditions That May Be Helped by Deep Tissue Massage:
If you suffer from chronic pain anywhere in your body, trying a massage will make up for your time. Whether for the first time or as an addition to an existing treatment, a deep tissue massage can make a huge difference in your quality of life every day.
Here are some recognized conditions that massage can relieve:
- Lower-back pain
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Limited range of motion
- Chronic muscle tension
How Deep Tissue Massage Fights Pain:
Much chronic pain settles in the muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissue. Massage is quite effective at releasing tension in the musculoskeletal system. Deep tissue massage fights pain by:
- Easing nerve compression
- Breaking adhesions
- Relaxing muscles
- Loosening fascia
- Correcting posture
- Allowing the body to move in new and different ways
- Stimulating the removal of lymph waste
- Releasing uncomfortable holding patterns
Massage of any kind also offers “secondary” effects that may contribute to feeling less pain:
- Better sleep
- Less stress
- Mental clarity
- Overall well-being
- Improves the body’s self healing
Use Massage Proactively to Keep Chronic Pain Away
Vivanti offers in-home massage therapy to clients in the Montreal area. There is no need to battle traffic on the way to your appointment and add to your existing stress load. Simply wait for your therapist to arrive at your door. It really is that easy to get relief.
Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment because you think of massage as a luxury. Bodywork such as massage therapy has proven health benefits. Just because it feels good does not mean it is something you do not need and cannot benefit from!
Writing a New Story
You roll over and notice that you are having less trouble getting out of bed lately. Without the fear of pain holding you down, you are more eager to start your day and accomplish all the tasks on your list.
You move through the day with ease. Although work stress brings on a few prickles of pain here and there, you are unconcerned. You know that you have a Vivanti in-home massage scheduled for the next day. And life is looking brighter.