Massage, especially trigger point massage, is essential for healthy supple bodies. Easing out knots and toxins, and the everyday problems the machine that is our body is bound to experience.
The Thai people have known it for hundreds of years, the Chinese maybe more.
Sitting at screens, hunching against the wind and rain, the daily commute – the stoic body does take a battering in life.
Strangely, in Western cultures, we’ve been more inclined to see massage as a luxury treat or a bit of pampering, rather than the essential body maintenance it is.
But slowly, we are waking up to what Eastern cultures have known for centuries. These days, massage is not just found in luxury spas and upscale health clubs. You’re just as likely to find it offered in the workplace, clinics, hospitals and even airports.
And, where it was once generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine, it’s increasingly offered as standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.
There’s no doubt it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
And it does create feelings of caring, comfort and connection. Massage is good for the spirit, not just the body.
But you might be familiar with this dilemma. At the end of a long, hard day, a tense back and shoulders could do with a massage. But, everyone’s out, you’re on your own and the dog isn’t up to the job!
A wooden massage stick is the solution. And again, one the Eastern cultures invented way before we even knew we had a problem.
It is one of the most effective way to massage away any tightness and muscle tension and is made from natural wood, rather than cheaper, less effective plastic. 52 nodes along the stick work to massage deeply into tense muscles to ease and relieve strain. They also make this impressive stick suitable for hand acupressure.
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Each Self Massa massage stick comes with its own free bag, and free delivery in the UK.
Check it out here and feel those tense shoulders loosen up!
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