What if we got massages as often as we drank coffee?
What kind of health benefits would that give us? (Raise your hand if you would like to volunteer for a scientific study involving daily massages. Me! Me!)
There is a tradition that entertainer Bob Hope, who lived to be 100, got a massage every day… and that it contributed to his longevity. I don’t know if this is true, but it surely could be one reason that he enjoyed such a long life and career.
According to this Healthline article published in 2018, an 8-ounce daily cup of coffee contains vitamins B2, B5, B1, & B3; folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus… plus significant antioxidants. Among other potential “perks” (pun intended, of course.)
Although most of us wouldn’t be able to get a massage every day, I’d like to suggest that you’ll see lots of advantages if you make massage therapy a regular habit!
- When you come in for a massage more often, it’s easier to stay flexible and loose. Think of massage as maintenance for your muscles.
- When you keep massage on your regular schedule, you’ll gain emotional benefits. Self-care. You’re worth it.
- When a massage appointment stays on your radar, you might see a reduction in your stress level. Or maybe fewer tension headaches.
- When you come in for massages that focus on a specific issue (neck pain, back pain, headaches, anxiety, fatigue, nausea…), it’s easier to see progress and reduction of your symptoms, when you come in on a regular interval.
What do you think? What kind of schedule would work for you, in order to see more consistent benefits from your massages?