Stress, and why we need massage therapies.
I am a McTimoney Chiropractor, Aromatherapist and On-Site Masseuse, and have been working in one or another of these forms of bodywork for the past 8 years. Previous to that, I was in Computing, an experience I find extremely useful today when identifying with the problems of my patients who are in similar professions. I treat people for a wide range of physical problems, but I feel that stress is a huge contributing factor.
Stress can manifest itself as physical, emotional or spiritual discord, especially in today's world, where we do not give enough time to ourselves. That is, the time to rest, to heal and to repair.... We always seem to be rushing, and never stopping to listen to the warning messages our bodies send us. Pain is the body's last resort, and is a result of not listening to those warnings.
What if, by actually taking the time out to regularly maintain our bodies and therefore our own health, we were less prone to illness? However, it is not always possible to give ourselves all the time that we need, so how can we compromise? Choosing to see a therapist to give back what we give out, is a good first step. How often do you even stop long enough to take a good
deep breath? this is stress-relieving in itself. During massage, you will be encouraged to remember to breathe. Sometimes, we need to be shown how to relax, and this is where massage therapies can help.
Men in particular have fewer outlets for stress. Women tend to see hairdressers and beauty therapists, and in doing so, are taking time out for themselves, unwinding and downloading...is this why we live longer? We MOT our cars, why not our bodies? after all they have to last us a
lifetime. Putting back what we give out, it's like the current advert.... "Because you're worth it", we need to give ourselves permission to be healthier and to feel better, and the first step towards that, is to give time to You.
So my advice is, choose a therapeutic treatment that appeals to you, choose a therapist that you are comfortable with, and enjoy...
Lise Rose DCMMCA
Lise Rose practises in both Welwyn Garden City and Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
Call: 01707 331889 or email: LiseRose@Compuserve.com