The Problem with Pain

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Pain is something that we love at Michigan Massage and Wellness. Well, let me rephrase that. We love treating people who are in pain, and while pain is a pretty general term, it’s something that plagues so many people and a lot of you don’t know what to do about it, although you are really good at learning to adjust your life to accommodate your pain.

Here’s the thing though, pain doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care if you have a big meeting to prepare for, that headache is coming whether you like it or not. That long flight you are about to sit on, in those uncomfortable seats, that low back pain is going to be there longer than beverage service is. That pain in your feet when you get out of bed each morning is there through thick and thin (and perhaps there is some thickness in your plantar fascia because of inflammation from, you guessed it, pain!).

Yet, when pain strikes, you are often forced to adjust and deal with it. You’ll skip out on plans because that migraine doesn’t want to go away. You’ll stop moving your arm overhead because of the pain you feel radiating down your arm when you abduct it. You cancel your massage because you are too hurt to leave the house. And that is one of the worst things that you can do! If you have a migraine that isn’t budging, instead of popping pill after pill and overloading on caffeine, let one of our skilled therapists get in there with some massage/manual therapy, stretches and most importantly, education so you can get a better grasp on things when we aren’t around. Take a look at what our client said about a session with Brenda recently. It doesn’t have to hurt to be effective!

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While you may think that massage is still just a luxury, and something you only do once or twice a year, we have a whole roster of clients that can tell you otherwise. How their weekly, bi-weekly and monthly sessions are helping them keep their pain at bay. And it’s not just for pain relief. Regular massage and bodywork may help to:

  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Increase lymphatic fluid movement
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve mood
  • Increase mobility and range of motion
  • Decreased stress levels

So the next time your pain strikes and wants to put a damper on things, ask yourself why you are continuing to put your life on hold for that pain when it isn’t doing the same for you, and book your bodywork session so we can help get things back on track.

In good hands,

Rebecca Tamm, LMT