We routinely do many things, such as going to the dentist, exercising, watching what you eat, car maintenance, washing clothes, lawn and garden care, and cleaning our house.
Not all of them are things that we look forward to. Some take up part of our valuable time that we would like to spend on something else. Others we may even put off as long as we can. Some cost money we would rather spend elsewhere.
Why do things you don’t want to do?
One answer is to consider what would happen if we didn’t do those things. First, on a smaller scale, we allow small problems to become big ones. If you don’t clean your house for months, when you do start it has turned into an intimidating job. You are disappointed that you have to spend so much time on it and wish you had spent a little time here and there keeping up with it.
If you don’t pull the weeds from your flower beds, the weeds take over. You end up with many more weeds than flowers. The beauty of the flowers can’t be seen as well because of the weeds. The weeds take the resources away from the flowers and choke them out.
Second and more importantly, serious and expensive problems develop. It costs much less to keep a car in good condition than to get extensive repairs or to replace it. Dental problems develop from negligence. Significant health problems can occur if we are inactive and have a poor diet.
Just as you regularly take care of things that are important to you, massage is a way to take care of the most valuable thing – you. It gives you a little time to yourself and relieves your stress (and why would it be a good idea to stay stressed?). It helps your aches and pains and lets your body heal itself. It helps keep small problems from turning into bigger ones.
People who get massage regularly understand it is not an occasional treat. If needed you can acquire another vehicle, home, or other possession. You only have one body so give it the care it needs.
Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio. Find out more about him, his business, and massage at www.HudsonMassageTherapy.com