Charlotte Rinkenberger

"Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others."

A man once lived who never relaxed. From the time he woke up till the time his head hit the pillow, he filled his day with work and activity. Every minute was productive, whether it was reading the paper over his morning cereal or responding to emails while brushing his teeth. 

His senses were always bombarded with stimuli; the TV in the background, the radio in the car, the ding of his phone, the scream of kids, the smell of cologne, the brightness of his screen in the dark before falling a...

A man once lived who never relaxed. From the time he woke up till the time his head hit the pillow, he filled his day with work and activity. Every minute was productive, whether it was reading the paper over his morning cereal or responding to emails while brushing his teeth. 

His senses were always bombarded with stimuli; the TV in the background, the radio in the car, the ding of his phone, the scream of kids, the smell of cologne, the brightness of his screen in the dark before falling asleep. 
He felt overpaid and underappreciated, the car needed fixing, as did the house, he didn't know when the last time was he'd taken his wife out, and his son had stopped asking him to throw around a football because he knew the answer would be, 'Sorry, I'm too busy.' His body hurt and the only way he could get through his day was coffee, medications, and the thought of falling into bed at night...
Admit it. To some degree, you can relate. In reality, that first sentence is somewhat inaccurate. It should say, 'There once was a nation of people who never relaxed...'
Stop and think, when was the last time you truly just...stopped? Turned off the noise, put the phone down, and let your brain recharge? The busyness of life tends to slowly creep up on us; demands from work and home life and pressures from social media and friends consciously or subconsciously pulling and tugging us in ways we aren't quite sure how to escape. 
We've all felt the subtle, or not so subtle, consequences; the knots in our shoulders, the pounding headaches, the generalized feeling of anxiety...but what a majority of people don't realize is that these things are GOOD. They're our body's way of telling us to slow down, relax, take some deep breaths and, in a broader sense, to just take care of ourselves. 
Massage is a great way to accomplish all of these things, benefiting almost every system in your body, both physically and mentally. It's a modality that can be used on almost everyone regardless of age, body type, gender, or condition and can be used to combat a number of bodily issues. 
I encourage you to look into the benefits of massage, if not for yourself, then for your loved ones. Because in the end, if we don't take care of ourselves, how can we care for others? 
"Take care of your body...it's the only place you have to live."

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