Most people still view massages as a luxury item. They feel like they are spoiling themselves by booking a massage whether it’s a 30-minute massage, one-hour massage or a four-hour spa day. But some business leaders are starting to look at massage more as a necessity just like working out and eating healthy. Study after study keeps touting the benefits of massage. As a result, many executives are changing their mindset from thinking of massage as a nice treat to thinking of massage as an essential item in their routine that helps them perform at the top of their game. Here are five reasons why you should stop making excuses and book that massage today.
1. Massage can help spark creative ideas.
The business world is fast-paced and stressful. Sometimes people need to stop their mind and relax in order to solve a problem and think of a better solution. “Massage frees thoughts,” explains Yodi Richeson, a massage therapist with
iBody Sports Therapy
in El Segundo, CA. “When you are so focused on something and stressed out, you have blinders on and don’t see the whole picture. You just see what is in front of you. Massage lets executives calm down to think clearer and get a better picture—its better than coffee.” Richeson, who has been a massage therapist for more than 25 years, is currently the sports therapist for the USA National Volleyball Team and also has a number of clients who are high-level executives in the business world. She has witnessed first hand the “aha moment,” her clients have after letting go and relaxing.