Self-Care: Listening to Your Body

As a massage therapist, you understand the demands you place on your body every day and how important really paying attention to self-care is in terms of preventing injuries for longevity in the massage therapy profession.

Still, so often when we think of taking care of ourselves physically, we think of eating right, for example, or exercising on a regular basis. All of which is important, to be sure.

But that’s not the entire story.

Nutrition and exercise, among other things, are certainly important. And, for the most part, are things you can control. But it’s also true that your body gives you a lot of information about how you need to take care of yourself—if you take the time and know how to listen.

What does that mean exactly? Read on and find out how listening to cues from your body can be an important aspect of your total self-care program.

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Excerpted from Massage Therapy Journal (mtj), Winter 2012.

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