I posted this picture on Instagram a few weeks ago.
And it’s true. I haven’t been a stranger to massages for quite some time. I’ve always loved them. But I never went as often as I would’ve liked. I’m a big believer in how good they are for you, both physically and mentally. It reduces stress, pain, muscle tension and improves circulation. It also has been known for helping a wide array of things like headaches, joint pain, anxiety and digestive disorders to name a few. All I know is that I can forget all my worries and stress for a whole 60 or 90 minutes and concentrate instead on relaxation and feeling good. Who wouldn’t want that?
I became a member of a spa that opened near my home close to 2 years ago. Since then, I’ve been going for massages more regularly especially in the last few months. I’ve had lower back pain for the longest time. There has been a noticeable improvement in the past year or so. I’ve also had major pain in my lower legs when walking (even at a slow pace or short distances) for quite a long time and have found the massages help a great deal. Even just for my overall well being and state of mind, it does good. And that in turn helps my diabetes as well since everything is connected!
It’s an investment, since massage therapy is certainly not cheap. But it’s one that I’m gladly willing to make. Even though I had a massage today, I’m really looking forward to my next appointment 🙂
I will be posting about my recent change to the Tandem t:slim insulin pump hopefully soon, for those that are interested!
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Years ago before my Fibromyalgia I loved massage. I agree with you entirely, they are good for the body and soul. I can’t say I’ve ever had the professional one. That is, unless you consider a physical therapist beating on you a massage (I do not.) My husband can still give me a foot massage and I’m lucky that he is usually willing. I’m glad you are doing this for yourself Stacey
Neat! I wonder if massage therapy is covered by insurance if recommended by a chiro. I would be interested in knowing if massage has any connection to stabilizing glucose levels!
You are worth lady and it’s obviously having positive results in all dimensions for you!
Also: I’m all about massage therapy! Xoxo