A need is something you can’t do without. A want is something that is nice to have to but not essential. Given how busy we are, we must sometimes feel like we want the best massage Singapore has to offer. But is it possible for you to need a massage, today?
Let’s take a closer look at how a massage promotes your well-being, and how a massage might come just in time to give your body the refreshing break it needs.
Effects of Chronic Stress
Our bodies are just like the machines we use to get work done. It often happens that in the interest of getting more work done in less time, we end up neglecting routine maintenance. The effects of this neglect can start to build up.
Chronic stress, according to the American Psychological Association, causes constant muscle tension. This is the body’s natural reaction to potential pain or injury. This “permanent” state of muscle tension may, in turn, result in migraines, tension headaches, chronic pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
The adverse effects of chronic stress on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are also well known. Chronic stress affects a person’s endocrinal, gastrointestinal and nervous systems as well. For all you know, your busy schedule has already put your body on the path towards physical breakdown.
How Massage Helps
The massage you get today could prove to be the timely intervention your body needs to keep it at peak performance. A good massage reduces muscle tension, relieves tension headaches and improves sleep.
It also increases flexibility and helps to ease pain all over your body—your neck, back, joints, and even myofascial and temporomandibular pain.
On top of helping you relax, a good massage also improves cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure. It can also decrease migraines and help to manage anxiety and digestive problems.
Getting the body massage Singaporeans look for can be just as helpful for the mind as well as the body. Many people appreciate the soothing, comforting feelings it brings.
Address Your Stress
Many people make it a point to make time for stress management activities. These activities vary among individuals according to preference. Examples of these activities include meditation, yoga, music, reading, art and gardening.
Other forms of stress relief include simply smiling, taking a break or getting away from the cause of one’s stress. Talking to family or friends for moral support is arguably one of the most important.
For continuous stress management, research encourages people to exercise. Activities such as walking, running, swimming or dancing are great ways to de-stress. These activities should be performed at least three to five times a week for half an hour.
You can also practice deep breathing while sitting or lying down comfortably for five to 10 minutes at a time. But as constant muscle tension is probably the most significant effect of chronic stress, relaxing your muscles is one of the best ways to alleviate it. This is where a good massage can help.
Get with A Programme
“Wellness” refers to being aware of the importance of one’s health, and taking steps towards health improvement and disease prevention. The American Massage Therapy Association refers to research that shows that massage can be an important part of a wellness programme. This is because massage can increase a person’s range of motion, manage pain, boost energy levels and improve one’s outlook on life.
Many wellness programmes, particularly corporate ones, do incorporate massage as a key feature. A massage is an excellent method for managing workplace stress, thereby contributing to a happier, healthier, more productive workforce.
Of course, you can always follow a personalised wellness programme. After all, you’re the only person who can decide which regimens and activities will best suit you, or fit into your daily routine.
The goals you set yourself should be both specific, and realistic: “Eat more fruits and vegetables” or “Go for half-hour walks three times a week”, for instance, is better than simply saying, “Eat healthier” or “Exercise more”. If you are committed to developing your own wellness programme, make sure you consult your doctor.
However, any wellness programme is only as good as a person’s dedication to seeing it through. This means sticking to it every day, no matter what. Make sure you get your massage on its duly scheduled day—which could very well be today.
Get Today’s Massage At g. spa
g.spa has a wide range of massage treatments that may be included in your stress management or wellness programme. These treatments include our Gateway to Vitality which targets deep tissue and G Harmony which provides ultimate relaxation via medium pressure palm strokes.
And because we run the premier 24-hour massage and spa Singapore loves, you’ll be able to get the massage you need today, at a time that is convenient to you. Book your massage online at g. spa now.