I had a blast on Friday and Saturday with my family as we got together for Easter. It was not a traditional celebration, though, as we decided to go around the city this year. There were many sights that some of the children have not seen and we thought that us adults could do with revisiting them as well. Saturday, some of us decided to go shopping and ended up spending almost 10 hours at the mall. As you can imagine, I was dead on my feet by the time I got home. Lucky for me, there is this home massage service available in my area. As I lay there enjoying the kneading motions on my back, I was again reminded of why love massages so much.
Personally, I appreciate how a massage can relax and melt away the tension of a long day away. I need the pain-relieving effects of a massage, especially after 10 hours of walking. More so, I thoroughly enjoy the ambiance while having a massage – feel good music, scented oil, scented candle (of course, this is not always present). If you remember, though, we had a post way back last year on the health benefits of massages. Just to refresh your memory, it mentioned improved circulation, stress relief, pain reduction, and alertness as some of the health benefits of a massage.
One thing that was not mentioned there was how a massage can relieve migraine headaches. I think it can fall under pain relieving benefits but when it comes to migraine, we are talking about a different level of pain and an hour or two of having a neck and back massage just can’t be beat!
Originally posted on March 23, 2008 @ 3:00 pm