Do you find sometimes that you treat an area that is causing you pain and you make sure you do stretches on that side to soften and lengthen the muscles yet still the tension and pain keeps on coming back?
When we get a problem, for example pain in the shoulder, we may choose to do something about it ourselves or by visiting a therapist who can assess the problem and work on that area.
As we come away from the session some stretches may be suggested to help soften and lengthen the muscles and stop them from returning to their tense position that caused us problems in the first place.
But do we do these stretches on both sides of our body?
Quite often the answer is ‘no’.
Have you ever felt that you haven’t quite connected with your massage?
Some of my clients recently reminded me of the importance of getting the connection right between therapist and client and how beneficial it is when that connection flows through into your massage.
What about after your massage? 4 things to think about.
It’s very easy to leap back into the hustle and bustle of life after your massage but a little thought about how you want to be for the rest of the day will allow you to take the benefits of the massage with you – after all, it’s your massage. Here are four things for you to think about:
The ultimate gadget
The humble tennis ball, enjoyed by dogs and people the world over. But did you know that there is another use for this versatile item?
For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life.
But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first,
some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.
At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
[Fr. Alfred D’Souza]