Massage therapy is commonly used for pain relief and relaxation.
By manipulating the soft tissues, a trained massage therapist can assist your muscles to return to their natural, relaxed state.
When physical tension is reduced, mental tension also melts away.
In addition, research has shown that massage can lower your heart rate and blood pressure adding to the relaxation effect.
It also increases the production of endorphins.
This helps to boost your mood.
I schedule my massage once a month. It's something I look forward to.
This is typically a time of year when we think of everyone and everything else.
Do yourself a big favour - pick up the phone and call your favourite massage therapist and enjoy some 'you' time this Christmas season!