Stress & Pain Relief
I recently had a friend ask me if I do massage.
I was astonished because of course I do. She said, ‘’Well, I know you only work on women, and I am a woman, but my shoulder hurts, and that’s not related to my woman parts.”
I’m going to go ahead and let my freak flag fly here: I think we come to Earth to learn lessons. When the going is good, we hardly notice our body. When the inevitable ebb and flow of stress enters our life, pain rears its ugly head.
Here's the funny thing: while a little bit of stress is good for you, chronic stress causes inflammation in many different systems of the body. One of the ways that affects us is through PAIN, but we also know that it can alter our digestive system and cardiac health.
Stress & Pain Relief Bodywork
So what's a girl to do? Calm your Central Nervous System down. I can't think of a single better way to do this than bodywork. Any kind of bodywork. That's why I promise to be quiet during your sessions (unless you want to chat). I use handcrafted infused oils with herbs and essential oils that I've mixed myself. They all have nourishing, relaxing, skin healing chemical components, but I've also got some badass pain relieving oils set aside if things are really bad. I'm pretty savvy when it comes to manipulating the body to take away aches and pains, but it's also crucial for you to know that pain won't go away unless you relieve stress. Don't worry, I treat this like it's my job.
Pro - Tip: The longer the better. I know it's hard enough for you to make time in your schedule, or to ask someone to watch the kids 90 minutes but I've made it a point to offer discounts for longer massages so that it's easier to budget your health. *Cough* I mean, wallet.
Insider - Tip: I receive a massage once a month so that I can keep doing my job well, and keep my cool, calm, and collected persona. I also regularly massage a few other massage therapists in town. None of us will settle for less that 90 minutes.