Christmas, Hannukah, and many other seasonal celebrations are behind us. If you’re like many people — they have you a little wiped out.
With this blog post, I’d like to offer some tips to help you de-stress from the holiday season, and prepare for a successful 2018.
De-stressing with Massage Therapy
As a Registered Massage Therapist, I can help! What better way to decompress is there than a therapeutic massage?
When life starts to get complicated and your stress levels start to rise, the human body tends to tighten up and create pain and dysfunction. Whatever symptoms your stress presents as, whether you suffer from headaches, high blood pressure, or chronic neck pain… massage therapy can definitely help relieve some of the discomfort.
Preventing Work-Related Strain
Even if you’re off work for the week, you’ll be headed back to a regular schedule soon! Even if you’re not yet showing symptoms of stress, your work posture could be starting to create repetitive stress. Long days sitting at a desk, staring at your computer, or driving, will over time create issues without proactive treatment. So, even if you aren’t symptomatic, think about adding massage to your schedule regularly to prevent those issues from arising.
Reaching Your Resolutions
Self-improvement related goals are the most common New Year’s resolutions.
Many of us, as North Americans will resolve to be more active by taking up a new sport or heading to the gym more frequently. My training in Athletic Therapy, uniquely enables me to help my clients navigate their active lives. You don’t have to be a high caliber athlete to be treated by an Athletic Therapist, we’re also able to help someone trying to get active without getting injured.
During an assessment we’ll discuss where you have pain or weakness, and dive deep into the complicated inner workings of the musculoskeletal system to find the cause of the issue. Regardless if it’s your form, the weight you’re using, or muscle imbalances at the root of the problem — I can provide some guidance to correct it. So, whether you have a nagging injury from the past or are simply looking to prevent any injuries from derailing your progress, I am here to help.
As we say goodbye to 2017, and usher in 2018, I encourage you to consider how you plan to manage your stress and realize your resolutions this year. You can check out our past blog for the Do’s and Don’ts of New Year’s Resolutions.
And, if you know you’d like the support of a Registered Massage Therapist and/or Athletic Therapist, I would love to see you in the clinic. I’m offering a BONUS 15 minutes of treatment with 45 minute appointments booked before the end of December — just mention it at the time of booking. You can request an appointment here!
Let us know your New Year’s resolution (and what action steps you’re planning to reach it) in the comments below!