Life Reflections

Treat Yourself With A Massage

The Title Says It All

Alexandru Teodorovici
3 min readNov 26, 2021

Do you have an aching back? Maybe a muscle that’s stretched and won’t let go? Has your body gathered a lot of tension? Does this sound like a bad 90’s commercial? Maybe, but the answer is the same, go and reward yourself with a relaxing massage.

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It is easy to get carried away with work and forget about yourself sometimes. The lack of time, lack of opportunity, or the fact that you don’t engage enough in newer activities can have a daunting effect on one’s life. You kind of need to embrace life and be open to new experiences, especially if it involves taking care of yourself, both physically and emotionally.

A massage from a licensed therapist can do wonders for your body. At the very least, it can improve your general state. Of course, I shouldn’t have to tell you that a revigorated body also refreshes your state of mind.

In some parts of the world, it is hard to make people understand or change their views on the matter. “I don’t have time for this” or “Maybe some other time” is the somewhat programmed answer that you start to get used to after a while.

I know this can sometimes be the case, as we are all confronted with time management problems, but will and need can go a long way, and if you don’t make time for yourself, nobody else will. We are all busy with our persona.

If you are new to the massage experience, you will enter not knowing what to expect and will get out feeling much lighter on your feet. Depending on the treatment you are getting, it can refresh your body and get you ready for the rest of the day, or calm your senses and ease you into the night. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep during a relaxing session.

We have friends that tend to this therapy much better. They have weekly or bi-weekly sessions with their therapist so they can keep as healthy as possible. While I don’t do that yet, the possibility of having regular and at-home sessions is quite tempting.

In reality, visits to a physical therapist or a massage saloon are less frequent than I would want them to be, but work and day-to-day life come in. I make time for a visit here and there, but other times, I feel like I’m…



Alexandru Teodorovici