Entrepreneurs work day in and day out to turn their dreams into reality. More often than not, they are the ones who swim against the current, which is both physically and mentally draining. And do they reward themselves for the successful breakthroughs and milestones they achieve? Who are we kidding, most of them don’t even think they deserve to draw a salary until they have made it big. They neglect their self in favor of their dream. This passion is exactly what differentiates entrepreneurs from the rest of the people out there, but this could lead to entrepreneurial burnout.
If you are an entrepreneur, what is one easy way to pamper yourself? Treat yourself to a massage! Read on to find out the benefits of getting a massage.
Massages helps flush out toxins: The more stressed you are, the more the toxins that your body releases. Long-term chronic stress can even cause damage to critical parts of the brain. A good massage flushes out the toxin build-up and helps you relax your tired muscles by effectively ridding you of aches and pains. Additionally, when your body ceases to accumulate stress toxins, your mood becomes lighter, your appetite increases and you start sleeping better, leading to an overall boost in good health.
Clarity of thinking: Once you start getting regular massages, and see improvements in the quality of your sleep, your body’s circadian rhythm slowly becomes normal. Not only will you feel a significant boost in your energy levels, but also a clarity of mind like you have never experienced before. Harness the mental clarity to take better decisions—a skill that every entrepreneur needs.
Massages make you happy: Yes, you read that right. A good massage releases endorphins into your bloodstream. These endorphins also help to relieve body pain. If you are worried about your mental health, ensure that you get regular massages to keep anxiety and depression at bay.
Massage therapists give reality checks: Do you sit for long hours hunched over your computer? Unless your massage therapist points it out, you wouldn’t realize how stiff your muscles have become or how much damage is unknowingly inflicted up on your body due to your bad posture. Getting regular massages serve as a good reminder to sit, stand and sleep with your back straight.
Strengthen your immunity: If you were feeling under the weather and noticed a significantly faster recovery post a couple of massage sessions, don’t be surprised. Getting a massage improves your blood circulation, ensuring that all the nutrients reach the places they are supposed to. Also, deep tissue massages such as the Swedish massage revitalize your lymphatic system, thus strengthening your immunity.
Ward of symptoms of early ageing: While stress releases toxins that make you age faster, a massage can counter this and slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Just like how a head massage with oil helps the hair grow better, a body massage can impede the manifestations of the various signs of ageing.
Incidentally, you don’t have to rush to your massage therapist every day for stress relief. A thorough massage once a week or once in a fortnight is all you need to stay on top of your game. And remember, hustling doesn’t always get you to the top. Prioritize yourself, slow down and allow yourself an indulgent self-care activity. Why? Because you deserve it.