Daily or even weekly massages sounds like an absolute dream, but most people don’t have the money or the time in their schedule to fit this in. Still, there are ways you can prolong the positive effects of your massage. However often you get massages, here are some tips for in between sessions to keep your body and mind in good shape.
Watch your posture
In today’s society, a lot of the pain and tension we experience is caused by poor posture. We sit hunched over at our work desks all day and then looking down at our phones for hours each day. This can particularly cause problems with back, neck, and shoulder pain. Especially when you’re sat at your desk working, take a moment to notice your posture and correct it. Maintaining good posture helps to keep your muscles relaxed and in good shape.
One of the benefits of regular massage is that it makes your muscles more supple and flexible. Performing regular stretches has similar benefits, helping to reduce muscle tension and improve mobility. Stretching your muscles in between massages will help you feel the benefits for longer and can even make future massage treatment more beneficial. Simply take 10-15 minutes per day while watching TV, for example, to perform some gentle stretches.
Massage services have benefits for both mental and physical relaxation. And the two can have a big impact on each other. If you’re feeling stressed, then you tend to reflect this in your body. We hold our tension in our shoulders, for example, which can lead to pain and tightness. Try to improve at managing stress in your everyday life and take some time each day to do something that relaxes you. This may be walking, yoga, meditation, watching television, or taking a hot bath.
It’s important to drink plenty of water after a massage to help remove the waste products from your body and reduce soreness the next day. Not only this, but you should also make an effort to stay hydrated every day in between massage appointments. Hydration has so many benefits to our bodies, including lubricating the joints and keeping our muscles nourished, which help with mobility, flexibility, and getting the most out of your massages.
So, book your next massage appointment with Moonstone Massage and make sure you’re following these tips in the meantime. Get in touch if you have any questions about keeping your body healthy and finding the right type of massage therapy for you around Winston Salem, Pfafftown, Lewisville, and Clemmons.