How Can Massage Help Labor Workers?

Written by Julieta Hernandez , Posted in Articles, Massage Therapy

Massage sessions are not just for the rich or people who have a lot of time on their hands. It is also beneficial for those who work with their hands. Workers in various industries like construction and people who indulge in physical labor often need massage more than anyone else.

Stress in Physical Labor

An intense massage can help reduce these problems and improve their day-to-day work abilities. Those who engage in strenuous labor are more susceptible to work related injuries than others. In order to relieve this physical and mental stress they need a good, long massage. The massage should not be part of a treatment; it should be part of a routine that results in proper maintenance and repair.

Stress is part of a laborer’s life. The busier a worker gets, the more susceptible he is to getting injured or suffering stress.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage acts as a therapy. A massage between 30 minutes to 90 minutes helps relax the body and mind. Relaxation massage is done at a slow, relaxing pace and can induce guided meditation.

A more intensive massage can also alleviate lower back pain and improve a range of motion. Physical laborers often complain of pulling a nerve and suffering from cramps in various muscles, especially the back. The lower back muscles are very sensitive and require special attention. This can be accurately cured by a massage.

Massage can also enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system. This immunity can be applied to different lifestyles, especially that of someone engaging in continuous physical labor.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage helps improve circulation. It also helps loosen contracted muscles and stimulate weaker ones. This can help improve the body’s future reactions to such problems.

Massage also helps improve posture, which can be ruined by the bending and movement. Postural pains are a long-term impact of increased physical activity. Massages also help promote mental alertness, an aspect required for people who do detailing work like stitching or costuming and have to stand all day. Even surgeons who go for long surgeries and must stand attentively for them stand to benefit from regular therapeutic massages.

The deep-tissue massage helps assuage pains and aches in more sensitive joints. It also eases breathing and movement of oxygen in the blood. In deep tissue massage, deep pressure is applied to adhesions and trigger points to relax muscles and clear knots.

How it Helps

Physical problems that do not require expensive medical treatments can often be treated by simple massages. Often medical massages are administered to people as part of a physical therapy program to build strength and increase flexibility. So massages can be seen also as preventive, rather than just as a method of treatment. It also nourishes the skin, which often bears the brunt of working out in the sun or in extreme weather conditions. It is an almost risk-free therapy that can comfortably be administered to all kinds of people.

People who engage in physical labor are often those who ignore their bodies because of their strenuous work schedule. But they are the ones often in need of intensive and regular massages.

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Julieta Hernandez

Julieta is the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, UT. She and her staff pride themselves on providing the best massages in a truly comfortable and relaxed environment.

Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
How often you should get a massage depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, passed the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury.
 
On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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