Massage as we age

“Age, eh?”

After turning 50 so  many conversations start this way.  Two simple words, so many meanings and the context ensures there is no doubt what is the reference.  If you know what this refers to then you are part of a club that puts you on a level playing ground with others who have aches and pains that no longer disappear after a good night’s sleep.

The accumulation of a lifetime spent being a couch potato, athlete or the repetitive strains of our occupations have taken hold.  The resulting aches and pains slow us down and can create the fear that they are the early warning signs of serious illness.

Physical discomfort can also be a reminder that our bodies require a tune-up.  Massage therapy is a non-invasive treatment that addresses built-up muscle tension and muscle imbalances.  Together these two presentations are responsible for most of our bodily aches.  Reducing muscle tightness alone can ease headaches, back pain and prevent injury.

Our soft tissues – muscles, ligaments and fascia – are endlessly forgiving.   They can change throughout our entire lives, allowing us pain-free movement and greater mobility as we age.

Massage therapy is easy to incorporate into your regular routine of eating well and being active in order to optimize wellness. Prevention and maintenance are key to a long and healthy life

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