“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it,”
Sydney J Harris
When was the last time you felt relaxed, I mean really haven’t –got-a-care-in-the-world-relaxed? Was it today, yesterday, last week, or is it so long ago you can’t remember?
Twenty first century life can be hectic. We have so much to do and so little time to do it in. There’s work, family, relationships, household stuff, shopping, cleaning, socialising the list can go on and on but where do YOU fit in to this?
We rely on technology to help us maintain our busy schedules, from I-Pads to mobile phones to the ever-necessary car. Can you remember the last time you drove somewhere? Can you imagine life without your car? Could you manage? Most of us couldn’t so we take the time to care for and maintain our cars on a regular basis. Most of us will have had the car serviced or Mot’s in the last year but when was the last time we checked ourselves in for a service or MOT? How long do we think we can keep on going without some essential maintenance?
When we keep on keeping on our bodies run on adrenalin. Adrenalin is produced via a hormonal response commonly known as our flight or fight response. This is healthy in short-term responses but in the long term our immune system is suppressed. This can then lead to serious illness. Massage soothes the Sympathetic Nervous System that governs the adrenal glands. This can reduce the amount of stress hormone in the body and help us cope more naturally with stress reducing the risk of serious illness.
Maintaining our health on a regular basis by having a massage can be beneficial for many reasons. It improves our circulation and reduces the amount of toxins in our bloodstream having a positive affect on our immune system. It soothes our digestive system, encouraging a healthy metabolism improving digestion. It breaks down any knots or tension in our muscles allowing us to move more freely and enjoy improved flexibility. It can also promote a heightened sense of well-being through allowing us to switch off and truly feel like human beings, not human doings,
So the next time you get in your car, spare a thought for your body and all that it does for you. Don’t you deserve to be looked after too?