We know that massage helps us move better, and feel happier, but sometimes that isn’t enough motivation to schedule them regularly. The great thing about going on vacation is it gets your mind & body prepped for de-stressing, and relaxing. You can finally take a load off! But, what do you do when you find yourself waking up in paradise, in pain?
Luckily massage is great preventive care and it can have some instantly-gratifying results. Check out these 3 things massage can help you with right now while you’re vacationing in Maui.
Tension headaches (often called stress headaches) are the most common type of headaches among adults.
Pain or pressure in your forehead or on the top or sides of your head? Could be a tension headache. It's especially likely if you've been cooped up in a plane for hours on your way to Hawaii, or if you spent the day snorkeling, or taking that long winding road to Hana yesterday!
Massage can help get rid of that headache and regular massage may well keep it from coming back. (If you want to geek out about tension headaches and try a few self-massage techniques, check out this article.)
Low Back Pain
A major research study was published in 2011 showing that massage therapy was better than drugs and usual care for general lower back pain. That’s huge! Better than drugs. I just had to say that twice.
When you’re travelling, it’s extremely common to experience low back pain from doing activities that you don’t normally do, and from sleeping in an unfamiliar bed. Visitors commonly underestimate how strenuous a day of hiking or snorkeling can be on their back. If this happens to you or your family member while you’re on vacation, it can ruin the whole trip! Don’t suffer- Schedule a massage so you can get back to the action.
Have you ever been so cranky you got on your own nerves? Yeah, me, too. It isn’t fun. Airports & traveling is stressful. Driving around a new place can be stressful. Family vacations with lots of different opinions can add to the stress too. Stress makes us irritable! If you feel yourself wanting to scream when you’re asked a question, it’s time for a break.
Massage is great for stress relief and getting the break you need. You get to shut off all the things that buzz and chime and aggravate you.
Music, silence, warmth, massage. All the cranky disappears. That’s part of why you’ve come to Maui to relax anyway, right?
Got a headache, low back pain, or a case of the grumpies? Get a massage scheduled and we’ll handle that fast to save your vacation in Maui!