to get a massage or not to get a massage

Not get a massage? What?!

I love getting a good massage. There's nothing  better than a good massage, especially after a stressful week. But if you've never had a massage before, you may not understand. So let me try to explain it for you.

It has been a long week.  Work was stressful and you spent extra time at the computer trying to get things done and now your shoulders and neck are yelling at you. The kids had more energy than usual and needed you to chauffeur them to their activities. We have all had these weeks. There is just too much to do and not enough time. And the tension builds in your shoulders and back. This can manifest as insomnia, headaches and mood swings.

So how can a massage help all this?

When your massage therapist applies pressure and works along one muscle at a time, that muscle will begin to release the tension its been holding on to. As your muscles relax, your circulation increases and reduces painful muscle contractions and spasms.  If you are experiencing nerve pain, such as sciatica, the muscles contract around the nerves, sometimes in a choking manor causing shooting pain or numbness. When the muscles relax, they release the nerve. As this happens, your heart rate and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down and your production of stress hormones decrease.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. Massage is good for you in so many ways. If you do have more questions, you can simply email The Remedy at