Thursday, February 19, 2015

GUEST POST: Anthony D'Urzo RMT on maintaining your body as well as your car.

Anthony D'Urzo, RMT, has some thoughts about how we treat our bodies vs our vehicles.  Clearly, he has not seen the state of my car, but in theory he's spot on, and you should all take his advice.  And then book a series of treatments with him, because the man has magic hands.  

Anthony D’Urzo
Look how well maintained Anthony's car is!
Oil changes, washes, winter tires…. more preventative and maintenance measures for your car than yourself!??  As a Registered Massage Therapist I have been shaking my head over this observation for years. When it comes to our bodies, why do we wait until there’s a problem to get care?  Why aren’t we more pre-emptive when it comes to our health?

Don’t get me wrong, life is unpredictable and sometimes things happen that require more immediate action: waking up with a crick in the neck, pulling a muscle in your back while shoveling snow, or spraining your ankle chasing after the dog.  But when that is not the case and you are running smoothly why not keep it that way and be more proactive rather than reactive. Should we not strive to maintain and promote health in our body like we do with our cars?

Where do I fit in? –I work on your physical health and stress levels.  Massage therapy can assist with circulation, keep muscles flexible, and improve the motion of your joints, which all aids in the prevention of physical injuries. In addition, coming in for preventative treatment allots you time within your busy schedule to relax and switch off. The mentally restorative quality of massage therapy is equally as important for maintaining your health.

So bring your body in for a massage therapy tune-up.  You go for an oil change every 10,000 kilometers – why not a massage every month?  Book your “service appointments” staggered throughout the year and make a commitment to your body.

We only get one body for this lifetime, there are no trade-ins!