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Why do I get massages?

Why do I get massages?

I do not like massages. Seems like a strange thing to read on the blog of a massage company, right?

Hi, my name is Heather, and I am a receptionist at Nature’s Whisper Massage. Wondering why I work at a massage place, but dislike massages? There are a few reasons…

#1: I don’t like to be touched. Hugs, handshakes, whatever…I don’t like it. It gives me anxiety for some reason. I like to think of myself as a nice person, but I am even nicer when I have my space.

#2: I don’t need one. The aches and pains that I occasionally feel are normal, and they will work themselves out. I am a mother of 3 young kids, stress and tension will never be 100% gone. This is just the way my body is.

#3: I don’t have time. Again, kids=less time for me. Then I would have to find a babysitter, and it is just easier to stay home.

#4: The road to healing muscles can be painful. I know that massages can cause soreness, I don’t have time for that.

That was me 8 months ago and now, this is me…

I ended up scheduling a massage during my last pregnancy to try to help with the discomforts I was having. And let me tell you, I am a believer! While getting weekly massages for the last half of my pregnancy, I felt better, the discomfort that extra weight brought to my back and hips was relieved. Plus, my post-partum recovery was SO quick! I was biking again 3 weeks after delivery!

My baby is now 8 months old. I have been receiving massages monthly now, to help correct problems caused by scoliosis and stress. I am still singing the praises of massage! Don’t have time for massages? Make time! Your body doesn’t have to feel tired, sore, and tight. I truly think that by giving a little time to massage, gives a lot of rewards to YOU and those who love you! So, why do I get massages? Simply because they work!

There’s an oil for that!

Therapeutic Massage + DoTerra Oils= AWESOME!

Do you struggle with headaches, muscles aches, allergies, sleepless nights, depression, or anxiety? DoTerra oils can help with all of these problems and so many more! You can include Doterra oils as part of your massage for just $2! Oils are also available to purchase in sample sizes or regular bottles to help you at home.

Here are our favorite suggestions:

Use PEPPERMINT on your forehead and behind your neck for headaches

LEMON is great for cleaning and adding flavor to your water!

LAVENDER is great for helping you relax and fall asleep

BALANCE is great for calming and easing anxiety

ORANGE, and CITRUS BLISS are used as “happy” oils to uplift your mood.

When you have sore muscles, rub DEEP BLUE oil or lotion to ease the pain.

How do oils and massage relate? Beautifully! Our therapists know which oils to use to decrease pain and improve the performance of your body. They know where to apply the oils and can make recommendations for you to continue use at home. There are countless other uses for these and so many other oils! Come try them out at your next massage!

Love massages? Love discounts?!

Love massages? Love discounts…?

Here at Nature’s Whisper Massage, we LOVE helping our clients feel better. Whether it is back pain, chronic headaches, loss of range of motion, pregnancy discomfort, and SO MUCH MORE…we are here to help. Our therapists focus on target areas to improve your quality of life and reduce pain.

This blog is our place to dish out trade secrets to help you feel better. We will post tips, videos, answer questions…the sky is the limit! Check back frequently as we will post DISCOUNTS and FREEBIES towards your next massage!

Now it’s YOUR turn! Have something you would like to see answered here? We would LOVE to hear from you! Comment here on our blog, we are eager to help. Anyone that comments on this post with an idea for the blog, will receive $5 off their next massage!

We always deliver on our promises, here is our first tip for you…

You may need a massage if:

  1. You haven’t had one in a long time:

Massages are best when received on a regular basis. Most therapist would recommend receiving massages at least 1x a month to maintain good muscle health.

  1. You are an athlete or trying to strengthen your body:

When you are challenging your body, you should be treating your muscles. Our therapists can help keep you accident and injury free, to help your body perform at its best.

  1. You have any type of pain, or have lost range of motion:

Pain, and restricted movement are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Don’t ignore these signals. Manage and treat the problem at the source.

4. You haven’t been getting enough sleep:

When your body feels better with less tension, then you can sleep better. Sleep is vital to healing a body.

5. You are stressed:

Most of us feel stress at one time or another. But, there are times when we feel more stress than is good for our bodies. Getting a massage is a good way to increase endorphin’s (they make you happy), and decrease stress hormones.

So, in summary: getting a massage reduces your pain, increases your function and sleep, and eliminates stress. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and make time for YOU, schedule a massage today!

Special Thanks to: http://www.athletico.com/2013/07/11/7-signs-you-may-need-a-massage/