midweek mental health reminder

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Gabby Bankston

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There are so many things we're ready to dive deeper into with you all and mental health is at the top of that list. We all know that our thoughts manifest in the physical realm so taking care of the mind is step one. This week we wanted to bust through some mental myths that will help align your mental and physical space, so we linked up with our favorite massage mami to give y'all the 411 on Massage Therapy. Gabby Bankston, a.k.a GabbyDoesMassage, is a licensed massage therapist in Charleston, SC and is working towards opening her own spa in the nearf uture. You can expect her to be dropping in from time to time to give us the gems on self care and body maintenance. Without further ado here's are the goods from Gabs.

 Massage: Luxury or Necessity?     Admit it! When you think of getting a massage you think of going somewhere to be pampered and to feel at one with your inner boujee self. This may be true at some spas but this isn’t the only type of massage. Massage therapists are licensed and have specialities in things you wouldn’t imagine being able to cure with a massage. Massage is a way of aligning the mind, body, and spirit. I’ve seen people emotionally scared and that allowed stress to manifest itself physically in the body. I’ve also seen the body heal itself from chronic ailments after massage sessions.      Ispecialize in Lymph drainage, TMJ, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point, etc. Ok, I lost you. What the Hell is lymph and whatchamacallit. This is exactly my point. The average person should get massage at least 3-4 times a year depending on your health and lifestlye.  Most of us are saying, ‘ain’t nobody got time or money for that.’     This may be true but I’m urging you to make time and budget money for self-care and avoid a lot of pain and doctor’s visits later. We let those minor shoulder aches and knee twinges go and by the time we are 40 or 50 we are debating whether we should up our pain meds or go ahead and let the surgeon take slice at us. The body is a sophisticated divinely designed machine. It needs tune-ups and alignments just like your car. The only difference is there isn’t an obvious blinking light to tell you when. But there are underlying signs that therapist can point out to you.

Massage: Luxury or Necessity?

 

Admit it! When you think of getting a massage you think of going somewhere to be pampered and to feel at one with your inner boujee self. This may be true at some spas but this isn’t the only type of massage. Massage therapists are licensed and have specialities in things you wouldn’t imagine being able to cure with a massage. Massage is a way of aligning the mind, body, and spirit. I’ve seen people emotionally scared and that allowed stress to manifest itself physically in the body. I’ve also seen the body heal itself from chronic ailments after massage sessions. 

 

Ispecialize in Lymph drainage, TMJ, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point, etc. Ok, I lost you. What the Hell is lymph and whatchamacallit. This is exactly my point. The average person should get massage at least 3-4 times a year depending on your health and lifestlye.

Most of us are saying, ‘ain’t nobody got time or money for that.’

 

This may be true but I’m urging you to make time and budget money for self-care and avoid a lot of pain and doctor’s visits later. We let those minor shoulder aches and knee twinges go and by the time we are 40 or 50 we are debating whether we should up our pain meds or go ahead and let the surgeon take slice at us. The body is a sophisticated divinely designed machine. It needs tune-ups and alignments just like your car. The only difference is there isn’t an obvious blinking light to tell you when. But there are underlying signs that therapist can point out to you.

 
 

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