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Consistency

Consistency is key in anything you do. If you want to see results you have to work at it. 

Your health and wellness goals are no different. Will getting a massage once a year make you feel better? Absolutely. 

But if your pain is chronic or stress is an everyday obstacle, then consistency in your treatment plans may be what you need. 

So what is your wellness goal? Even if its not with massage how will you commit to your goal?

The Reboot for you Mind and Body

Do you ever feel stretched in a hundred different directions?

Obligations, deadlines, appointments, meetings, work, housework, sports, everything. More often than not, it seems that there just aren’t enough hours in the day or days in a week for all that we need to do. We’re on constant high alert. We’re always moving.

All this chaos can be hard on your body and mind.

When this happens, we tend to be less mindful of our eating, or chasing sleep like it’s a lively kitten, or we get snippy with loved ones and coworkers.

The effects of this day to day stress are cumulative for most of us. Stiff joints get stiffer. Cranky shoulders get crankier, then one rogue golf swing or one heavy laundry basket makes it worse.

Massage is the mini-vacation you probably need.

Without the sand in your shoes and having to pull your computer out of your backpack.

Massage therapy is a reboot. It’s the control-alt-delete for your body and mind.

A massage resets your thoughts, slows your pulse, regulates your breathing, and recharges your mind.

Spend some time on my massage table, taking care of you. You can schedule online right here, at the Massage Móvil Online Scheduler or call or text me at 210-378-8939 to make your appointment.

Stop headaches before they start

As June comes to a close we are sad to say that we missed the bandwagon for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. I don’t know about you but when a headache comes on or worse a migraine I don’t want to do much of anything, but as someone with a hectic lifestyle I can undoubtedly say, ain’t nobody got time for that! So, we are going to jump right in and look at some ways to stop the pain before it starts. Are you ready? Let’s go.

Avoid triggers

If certain foods or scents have triggered headaches in the past, it could be time to make a note of them and avoid them at all costs. Things like caffeine, cigarette smoke, and bright lights can be a big culprit in spurring on pain, but it doesn’t have to be that obvious. Perfumes, loud noises, flowers, and even lunch meat have the power to make you miserable.

Workout often

Exercising on a regular basis reduces tension and can help prevent headaches. Choose something you enjoy doing - walking, biking, kayaking, hiking, etc. - and follow the proper guidelines for the exercise you’re engaging in. That means stretching and warming up slowly. And don’t forget proper hydration.

Bonus: It is also said that being overweight can be a factor in triggering migraines, so not only will exercise help you stay healthy but it can help curb the pain that can be caused from headaches or migraines.

Eat and sleep regularly

Lack of sleep and skipping meals can aggravate symptoms for the migraine sufferer. Make sure you are getting enough fluids and are eating meals at regular times. Lack of sleep (or even getting too much sleep) can also aggravate symptoms, so implement routine and stick to it.

Control stress

Stress. Stress. Stress. It happens. Sometimes it’s hard to avoid. The only thing we can change is our response to it. Learn techniques to reduce stress levels like breathing, yoga and meditation. You can also combat stress with a massage, a long walk, a hot shower, or whatever you need to do to take the edge off.

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, nearly 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Acknowledging the triggers and patterns surrounding your migraine episodes will help you figure out what’s causing them and minimize your chances of experiencing headache pain.

Why your feet need a massage

We don’t usually think about our feet, that is until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other parts of our body they get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some attention.

If you’re like me when your feet hurt, you don’t want to do much of anything. You want to stay off them, but your body likes to move and your brain functions better when you are active.

Foot pain can be the cause of other pain in your body too. If your foot hurts, you may change the way you stand, walk, and move, and these changes can affect your legs. When your legs hurt, you make more changes in what you do, which affects your hips, then your back, then your neck. And the next thing you know, your whole posture and normal body mechanics have been affected, and it all stemmed from your foundation, your feet.

Think about all of what you put your feet through…

At work, you may be on your feet for most of the day on hard floors or rough terrain. You may even have a long walk from the parking lot to your place of employment.

At home, we constantly walk to take care of our family, our belongings and our house. We shop, stand chatting with a friend, stand in lines, and walk around doing errands. We cook, do laundry, clean and put things away. You may make multiple trips up and down stairs every day. Yard work and home maintenance keeps us on our feet as well.

You may kick things out of the way or stomp your feet to let out some frustration. Your feet may have things dropped on them or they get stepped on. You step on unexpected things such as rocks, tools, or toys (Legos are the worst!).

You may use your feet for exercise like yoga and fitness classes, hiking, climbing, kickboxing, and dance - and hauling all your equipment around. If you enjoy sports you use your feet to run, jump, and kick. Your feet take a real pounding since they support your body weight along with the extra force from exertion.

Sometime we squeeze our feet into uncomfortable shoes or boots. Sometimes it may be for the sake of fashion, such as high heels. Other times work footwear is uncomfortable. Sandals may be more comfortable but they may not provide the support your feet need.

The joints in your legs can be affected by your feet too. Your joints are under pressure from the muscles and bones pulling and twisting on them. Relieving that foot pain will allow your muscles and joints to live in their proper positions with less pressure on them alleviating that pain and helping you feel better.

Massage provides relief from Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, and other common foot pain. Most muscles that move your foot start in your calf, so relieving foot pain can also reduce calf pain too.

Your feet do a lot for you so give them some much needed attention and get a massage! With the help of Massage Móvil, you can give them that attention in the comfort of your home with an in-home massage! Check out our schedule and book online today!

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