With today’s rapidly evolving world, it’s becoming more difficult to find time for some rest and relaxation. This can lead to stress and tension both physically and mentally. One of the most common strategies to “de-stressing” is through a massage from a Registered Massage Therapist.
Millennials, and older generations, are constantly putting in more hours at the office. This is making it more difficult to fit in time to take care of our bodies (self improvement). As we sit hunched at our desks staring at a screen for hours into the late hours of the night (not including personal time glued to our cell phones), we are putting long-term stress on our bodies. Aside from the benefits of relaxation, as discussed above, massages also help with:
- Back pain. Studies have consistently shown that massage therapy for back pain was more effective than acupuncture or spinal modification for persistent lower back pain. It also reduced reliance on painkillers by over 36%!
- Massage therapy has been linked to the reduction of migraines a person has and also improves sleep.
- Participants who received a massage on a weekly basis reported improvements in pain, stiffness, and function.
- Multiple studies have shown that massage help relieve both depression and anxiety.
By investing only an hour per week in massage therapy, it’s possible to improve overall productivity at the office.
While I can re-iterate the importance of adding a massage into your weekly schedule, it still doesn’t solve the challenge of booking and visiting a therapist on short notice (which those on a busy schedule require). Using the massage app, available on iOS and Android, it is now possible to find a weekend or late evening appointment, take advantage of employee benefits and choose the type of therapist you are looking for. This is all possible in only a few short clicks (at work or at home).
Due to the nature of massage therapy, people tend to request a massage when they need it
most. There is a greater degree of urgency for a massage than for other spa services, such as a
spa facial. Having to wait days or weeks for an appointment can be frustrating.In addition to alleviating any short-notice bookings, using the massage app also cuts out the middle-man. This allows for comparable rates (and in some cases lower) to other professional massage-based services.
On‐demand services are getting a lot of media coverage these days. With the rise of Uber, Lyft and AirBnB, the millennial generation is constantly turning towards the quickest solution to their problems. As we find ourselves working later hours, the demand for instant, massage based services is only increasing.
With over 67% of the Canadian population having access to extended health care benefits, there’s never been a better time to try a massage. Take care of your body and start focusing on your self improvement. To get started, visit Massage Toronto for a link to the app (available via iOS and Android) and book your massage today!