Warning signs 7

There are warning signs all around us.  Some are actual signs, such as road signs that warn us of construction or a dangerous curve ahead.  Some are built into our vehicles.  They warn us of low fuel, engine problems, or potential safety issues.  In our homes we can have a security system that alerts us to an intruder.  Smoke alarms and CO2 alarms notify us of a dangerous and possibly life threatening problem.  A friends CO2 alarm went off at his house.  Inspection revealed that their oven and water heater were both leaking gas and needed to be replaced.  While he was not happy about needing to buy new appliances, he was grateful for the warning and that he and his family were safe.

With all of our electronic devices now we can get warnings on them also.  Among them are banks and credit card companies checking for fraud or stolen information.  We can be reminded of meetings and events on our schedule so they are not forgotten.

Most warnings exist for our safety along with a few for our convenience.  They tell us there is danger ahead and that there is time to do something about it.  Most warnings are designed to be easily noticed.  They are highly visible, and many flash or make noise to get our attention.  They tend to stay on until you take action on them.

Your body gives warning signs also. When it does, listen.  Pay attention and take action.  Ignored warnings typically lead to a bigger problem which you will look back on and regret later.  The longer you wait, the longer it will take  to recover and feel really good again.  It’s much easier, faster, and often more effective to deal with a small problem than something that has grown into a large problem.

If you are having constant headaches, not sleeping well, always feeling stressed and having difficulty relaxing, or have an area that is in pain daily (like your neck or back), then your body is giving you a warning that something needs to change.  Give massage a chance to help.

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

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