Connecting to benefits of massage

The soft light and decor in one of the massage rooms.

As I have mentioned in recent posts work has been exhausting and overwhelming lately.
So today after work I treated myself to a massage. I have been going to Bellissima Day Spa for seven years. And probably for the past 3-4 years Thanh has been taking care of me.
And Thanh does an awesome job of taking care of me. She does amazing work with her hands and I can tell she cares about me.
We chat a lot during most appointments (though I don’t like to chat while getting a massage) and I always get a hug before I leave.
I noticed she changed things up a bit today. Sometimes Thanh will ask me how I am or what is going on and that helps her determine the type if work she will rub into my knots and muscles.
I have never been disappointed with Thanh’s work. And today was no exception.
I actually feel asleep briefly a few times. I don’t want to miss out on enjoying the massage during it so I don’t want to fall asleep. But I was really tired.
This Mayo Clinic article states some of the many benefits of massage:

  • Stress relief
  • Managing anxiety and depression
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Blood pressure control
  • Infant growth
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Boosting immunity
  • Cancer treatment

The article also states that massage creates deep connections with their massage therapist. I like that and I feel that this is true.
I left feeling like a noodle in Jell-O. And hours later I am still feeling noodle-like. Oh yea!