Have you ever considered that massage might be able to save you some money?
Lots of clients put off getting a massage until they are in pain or can't move properly. Yes, a family member or friend can give you a neck or back rub to try to help you feel better but I’ll hazard a guess that is not terribly effective, and even though it’s free, there is some kind of price involved.
If your roof is leaking and needs to be repaired you probably wouldn't ask your mum to jump on the roof and have a go at sorting it out. Like most people, when you need some important work or repair done you are willing to pay a qualified professional to do it. A lot of people could work on your plumbing or give you financial or legal advice, but what do you do when there is a significant issue?
So... how can massage save you money?
By taking care of yourself, you may be able to avoid a visit to the doctor, or specialist or the chiro, the physio, osteo, follow up appointments, medication or tests. Not to mention the time spent setting up appointments and waiting.
Don't get me wrong, I’m not against doctors, and massage certainly can’t fix everything, so see your doctor when needed. I’m discussing situations that can be prevented by taking care of yourself. People also spend money on pain relievers, sleep aids, and various supplies, equipment and devices to help them manage their pain or stress. These things often address the symptoms, and not the problem itself.
All of this has been about financial implications. This leads to some other, better questions:
How much is it worth to feel really good?
How much is it worth to get a great night’s sleep?
To sum it up, massage can help you relieve pain and feel wonderful, could save you money and time, and won’t involve taking any pills or getting shots.
If you haven’t tried it, or it’s been a while, get started now.