Like most people, you probably stuff your handbag with enough supplies to carry you through any situation. A walletful of membership cards. Reading material for a week. An extra pair of shoes. Just in case, right? But as a chiropractor, I know this can lead to serious problems. That's because your heavy bag is most likely pulling one side of your body down, causing a core imbalance. And that's one of the root causes of back pain. A heavy purse or messenger bag — yes, this can apply to men, too — can also cause tension in your neck and shoulder muscles.
Massage is a long term investment. Make the benefits of your massage last longer by taking a few of these easy steps. 1. Hydrate with plenty of water before and after massage treatment. 2. Avoid strenuous exercise or lifting. 3. Plan properly prior to your massage. 4. Get regular bodywork. 5. Ask for what you want