New Year, New You! Make Massage Part of Your Resolution This Year!

With the closing of one year and the start of a new one, it is natural to find yourself looking for ways to improve your life. We call these New Year’s Resolutions and use them as motivation to start a fresh year on the right foot. Resolutions range from weight loss, giving up sweets, and getting more sleep at night, to smiling at strangers, volunteering, and spending more time with loved ones. While you might already have an extensive New Year’s resolution, there is one last thing you should add if you want to improve the quality of your life, find pain relief and stress relief, and overall greater relaxation; massage therapy. Make it a point this coming year to receive massage therapy often. Goodbye last year, hello healthy life!

If you find yourself in the category of people who struggle to keep up with their resolution, you are not alone. According to an article on Forbes.com, half of all American’s make a New Year’s resolution, while only 8% of them actually stick to it. There are several ways to approach the resolution to be successful. To begin, make sure the goal is attainable. Setting a goal to get a massage every week probably won’t be easy to maintain.  A more manageable goal would be to receive massage every other week, one a month, or every couple weeks. You will want to check how massage therapy will fit into your finances and your typical schedule to set a goal that will work for you personally. Another tip for sticking to your resolution is to talk about it. Tell your friends and family your plans of including massage therapy into your wellness routine. They will help keep you accountable once they know your intentions. Another way to insure you will keep your word to yourself would be to check in with your own progress. After a month or two, take the time to sit down and reflect on how your resolution has helped improve your life. Being able to see concrete improvements and changes will be great motivation to keep your resolution going all year. Adding massage therapy into your wellness routine is a resolution for a healthier you. You will be more present in your daily life and with your loved ones because your aches and pains won’t be interfering and you will be more relaxed.

While some resolutions last a few months, massage therapy is a resolution that you can stick to for a lifetime. The list of ways you will benefit from massage therapy is extensive. To name a few, massage therapy reduces muscle pain and soreness, aids in digestive disorders, relieves anxiety and depression, increases blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, promotes healthy sleep habits, improves cardiovascular health, increases the feel-good hormone, serotonin, decreases risk of injury during physical activity, boosts the immune system and many more. Before your resolution, you may have received a massage once a year. According to an article on Massagetherapy.com, getting massage more regularly can be a major key in remaining healthy and youthful as you age. Receiving massage therapy more regularly will ease that tight low back pain that nags at you each day. It will help you shake off that dark cloud that has been looming overhead making you feel depressed. Getting regular massage therapy will ease the pain you feel from arthritis.  You will begin to sleep better at night and wake up feeling refreshed. With all the ways you will feel better physically and mentally, you are making room for other ways for your life to improve in the New Year.

As we welcome the New Year, let go of any negativity or regret from the previous year. Start the New Year with a fresh, clear mind, loosened muscles, and a happy mindset. Committing to getting regular massage therapy is a commitment to a healthier you. You deserve to be healthy and happy and massage therapy can help make that a reality for you! Happy New Year!

 

 

Benefits of adding massage therapy to your New Year's Resolution:

  • Relief from stubborn back and neck pain
  • Healthier body and mind
  • Lower blood pressure, reduce depression and anxiety