Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage or a one-hour massage. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out and eating healthy. Study after study keeps touting the benefits of massage. As a result, many executives are changing their mindset from thinking of massage as a nice treat to thinking of massage as an essential item in their routine that helps them perform at the top of their game. Here are five reasons why you should stop making excuses and book that massage today.
- Massage can help spark creative ideas.
- Massage can help reduce pain and even boost your immune system.
- Massage can help increase your productivity.
- Massage can help you sleep better.
- Massage can reduce stress symptoms.
It’s relatively easy to find massage services today—whether it’s a chair massage, private massage, massage at a day spa or even a massage at a hotel while travelling. Richeson’s advice is to make sure you have a credited massage therapist who was recommended by someone you know and, if you feel uncomfortable at any point, stop the massage. “It is a relationship and someone that you are vulnerable with the majority of the time. You have to trust the person,” she says.
Massage may be the missing piece of the puzzle for many business leaders. “When you get a massage, it is about you,” says Richeson. “You don’t have to talk to this person. It is not about anyone but you. People need that. We need to be nurtured.”
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