Suggesting that massage can make you a better driver is the latest addition to the lofty claims attributed to massage therapy.
Before skepticism takes over, however, consider the following.
Driving safely requires good visibility in a 360° radius. The visual field can be obscured by snow, dirty windshields and poorly placed rear and side view mirrors. Stiff necks that can barely do a proper shoulder check are also a problem.
And here enters massage therapy.
Necks that don’t rotate from side-to-side are an impediment to seeing what is beside us, especially in the blind spots on either side of our cars. Stiff necks can be brought on by habitual posture, work strains, a bad night’s sleep and hours spent staring at a computer screen.
A focused massage therapy treatment reduces muscle tension, allowing your neck to revive its swivel and rotation. Improved movement, safer driving.
If only our insurance rates could be lowered based on this idea…..