Preventative and Maintenance Massage

Maintenance or Preventative Massage in Kelowna

“Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being…” Mayo Clinic (read the rest of the article).

 

Massage as Prevention

Most of us are familiar with going for massage to help resolve chronic headaches, low back tension, or other strains or injuries but once those particular issues have been resolved, does massage still have a role to play?  Studies have concluded that massage is not only an effective treatment for a number of different medical conditions but can also be classified as a ‘preventative” or ‘maintenance’ therapy.  Rather than waiting for a problem, massage can be used to prevent a problem.  Just as we prefer to change the oil and service our vehicles routinely rather than wait until they fail us on our way to work; so is the case with our bodies and our health.  Massage can be used to prevent injuries, to prevent stress levels from becoming too high, to prevent muscle tension, and so much more.

Maintenance Massage: How much? And How Often? 

Everyone’s lifestyle and budget is different so assess what works for you.  If you have a high stress lifestyle or are very physically active then the more often you can book the better.  Otherwise you may be able to space your appointments further apart.  Once you determine the frequency that works with your  schedule and your budget book ahead as you are more apt to follow it if its in your calendar.  CranioSacral Therapy and Massage also offers packages of either a series of 6 or 10 massages at a discounted price which can help you incorporate massage as a preventative or maintenance therapy.