4 Surprising Benefits of Massages
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My husband and I can both be described as workaholics.  We just don't stop.  Most of my work is done sitting at a desk, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't put a strain on my body.  Even though I'm self-employed as a blogger and writer, I still have tight deadlines.  Between social media writing, editing, and promoting, it can be mentally straining.  I spend many late nights writing after the kids go to sleep only to wake up early to start our homeschool day and do it all over again.  I'm not complaining; I absolutely love my job.  In the last few months, I've come to realize that I need to take care of my whole body, and that includes eating healthy, exercising, and getting regular massages.  Keep reading for four surprising benefits of massages.   

4 Surprising Benefits of Massages

1.  Getting a massage is great for those with desk job.

When you sit for your job like I do, it can cause a lot of stress on your lower back and glutes.  Stress can also manifest in your shoulders and neck.  Getting a massage can help counteract the stress on your body, so it's important to get one regularly if you have a desk job.

2.  Massages can reduce stress.

Stress can present itself with physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches, high blood pressure, and problems sleeping.  A massage can relax your muscles, lower your heart rate, and lower blood pressure.  

3.  It reduces muscle pain.

When you bump your arm in to something, it sometimes helps to apply pressure to the area, right?  Now imagine widespread muscle pain.  A massage works in much the same way to relieve muscle pain all over your body.

4.  A massage can help you sleep better.

After you get a massage, you'll enjoy better sleep.  Since it relaxes your body and mind, you'll be able to sleep more comfortably.

Some days are more stressful than others, but there is always stress in our lives.  My husband and I have been giving each other a few hours off every week or two weeks so we can unwind a little bit.  Getting a massage at Massage Envy is my favorite way to spend my time off because it helps me rejuvenate for days or even a week with just an hour invested.  This helps me be a better wife, a better mother, and even a happier writer.  

This holiday season when everyone's stress level is higher than normal, take care of your whole body with a massage at Massage Envy.  Click here to find a location near you.  

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.