Updated: Feb 10, 2020
15 years in the massaging industry and one common problem I often see is how people neglect their own health and either put other people or other things first. I have made it part of my life's mission to bring awareness to self care. Even though this is becoming a common theme in today's culture, it's still worth talking about because I'm witnessing this need every day. Here are a couple questions to see how you fair in nurturing your own health needs.
1. Do you put money aside each month for your health? This could be for counseling, fitness, healthy foods, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, etc.?
2. Everything comes at a cost. Where do you see yourself spending your money, time and efforts? What are you worth?
3. Where do you see your physical and emotional being 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now?
We live in a world of information. Everything you can possibly imagine is at our finger tips. We all know "how" to be healthy. My question is what are you "doing" to get there? It's heartbreaking for me to have a man or woman come into my office and tell me their story of working really hard their whole life only to retire with a body that doesn't work. They may be on medication; been in and out of the hospital; see many doctors for different treatments, or just suffer with chronic pain. Our bodies are more like the old fashion refrigerators we bought from Sears that were build to last a life time. If you took care of them, they lasted forever. Ironically, our nation was much healthier back then. But today, in our consumer culture, we buy cars, appliances, and furniture to last until we are bored and change it all for a new look. Wouldn't it be nice if our bodies cooperated with this idea and we could trade our used, abused worn out bodies for the newest models? I'm playing of course, but I work with people who really don't live with the concept that this is the one body you get. Love it, tend to it, and treat it well. It's never too late. You are worth it!