To get the most out of your massage, practice these self-care tips regularly in between your massage sessions:
If you are getting massage for pain and discomfort, stretching is essential for you. Frequency is more important than length of a stretching session.
• Try setting up a reminder sound like a chime on your computer to remind you to stretch for 2 minutes every hour, or 5 minutes every two hours.
• Follow this simple routine. Exhale as you stretch whatever feels tight or uncomfortable to a feel-good position, and inhale as you return to a starting position. Ask about stretches for specific areas.
2. Exercise regularly.
Even very moderate exercise can help relieve pent-up muscle tension and improve your circulation, two benefits you may have also noticed after massage. Walking, gardening, golfing and tai chi are all ways to get your heart pumping and your muscles moving, and can also help shift your attention from your worries to relaxation and the enjoyment of life.
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3. Take time to relax.
Change your schedule to include more down time, even if it’s only 15 minutes for deep breathing or a walk after work or at lunch. Get away from chores on the weekend for a morning or afternoon to enjoy some time in nature or a pot of tea with friends.
When you practice these 3 steps in between your massage sessions, you are sure to get the most of your massage experience. Call us today or click here to schedule an appointment: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=12655&stype=-2
Gina Tibbs, HHP, Instructor / Therapist, has been practicing massage therapy since 1999. She uses her knowledge and experience in multiple massage modalities to create a detailed and unique plan to meet your precise needs. Her passion to teach, always learn more and to empower her clients and students with new and old techniques for healing grows every day.