Mums are stressed. We work hard, love hard and play hard and never complain. Ever, well maybe just to other mums, sometimes!

This is just one of the many reasons we adore our mums, though why do we adore being a mum? Because it pays in hugs and kisses. Being a mum also means that we should take care of ourselves when we can, which is often (if we’re honest with ourselves) not often enough. One of the best things us mums can do is take a look in the direction of a hearty massage.

Not only will we be calmed and soothed, massage has numerous other benefits. Want to know more? Let’s knead these knots out…

1. There are MANY health benefits

Massage is one of those rare beautiful anomalies of life. Most of us would be hard pressed to find something that feels as delectable as massage while being actually great for you too.

It’s like having a guilty pleasure you don’t have to hide from anyone. If you ask me, it’s a keeper, like ice cream on a cold winter’s day in front of a warm fireplace without the sinful associated culpability.

Massage has many properties that improve health, some of which is better blood circulation, improved flexibility and mobility, quicker rehabilitation of muscular injuries, reduced stress and much more.

For a more detailed list of massage benefits, click here. Getting our mums and ourselves regular massages will not only ensure that we take care of our most prized possessions, it also helps us in those tough times when we can’t quite think of something that would be a perfect present for her.

2. Massage is an age old remedy, so it’s got to be good

Massage has been used by our ancestors for centuries now, practiced in countries such as India, China, Greece and Egypt (just to mention a few) massage was a necessity rather than the luxury it is now and considered a pivotal precautionary measure to keeping sickness at bay.

Unfortunately the concept of massage has slowly been eradicated as a potential healing solution to one that many of us equate with extra money to spend. However, there is now considerable evidence that suggests that massage may be a wonderful therapeutic alternative to many of the common day ailments we face. One that may save us money in the future as a precautionary means rather than a cure (in terms of diseases such as stress, etc. going untreated for too long), and best of all, one that is completely natural.

3. Massage doesn’t just make you feel good, it makes you look good too

When you feel good on the inside, it shows.

Ever heard of the saying, beauty is only skin deep? Though this may be true for our souls (though that is another topic entirely), when it comes to our health, it is an entirely different matter. When we feel healthy within, chances are it’s going to show.

This is the main reason we’re constantly being bombarded with messages of how we need to pay more attention to what we put in our body. For years now, medical research has strongly suggested a significant correlation between stress and ailments such as the cold and flu, to more serious life threatening diseases as well.

Really, stress is just one more thing to stress about! Massage helps to alleviate anxiety which in turn makes us feel and look better.

The peaceful calmness that ensues long after a massage should be reason enough to have regular massages.

Do you have any great massage stories to share? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • I need one now to get rid of the stress the darn annoying bank manager is giving me. ggrr


  • I love a good massage, but dont think to get one very often.
    If only money grew on trees and time stopped still lol


  • I love a good massage. Unfortunately it’s too expensive to do often but a voucher for a massage is always on my list of things I ask for for birthdays, Christmas etc!


  • Massage …arr pure heaven.
    I open for one if anyone is offering. te he.


  • I find that when I am lucky enough to have a massage, my mind wanders. I think of mundane things. I think meditation would accompany a massage to maximise the massage effect. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

    • This is an awesome idea, imagine all the possibilities of improved internal and external benefits through massage.


  • I love having a massage. I need to make more time for it though.


  • I love a massage. I don’t need any reason other than I want one. I have them regularly. I love that it’s less about pampering and more about something we should do for health and wellbeing. I’m going with that!! For any special occasion I suggest family just get me a massage voucher – birthday, anniversary, xmas. Just send me those vouchers. In the process of trying to book a hot stone one now!!!!

    • We absolutely agree and a what a wonderful idea! Way to get a gift you actually enjoy and it’s good for you too, bonus all around.


  • I don’t need any other reasons to get a massage but these ones are definitely great!


  • I’m one of those weird people who actually don’t enjoy massages.


  • If only I could pay it !!


  • I massage my husband who is ill every morning before he gets out of bed and a couple of times through the day – I have also massaged many other people and helped them and a doctor once told me I had a healing touch. This is wonderful for all whom I have helped and they love me for it. However, who is there to help me? – I regularly massage those points of problems that I can reach myself but there are many others that should be addressed. Cannot afford a ‘professional’ and a lot of these are not really worth the money you pay for them. Don’t know what the answer is but I would dearly like a genuine massage that doesn’t cost me an arm and a aching leg.

    • Perhaps you can create a massage group of some sort where you take turns in massaging one another? After reading through the amazing healing work you do for others, it seems you definitely need some TLC yourself. It’s important to take care of yourself, always remember that :)


  • I agree. I wish I had someone to massage me every now and again. It would have to be a love job though. A luxury and not affordable for me.


  • I always precede a massage with., “Excuse me if I fall asleep”, after waking myself with a snore on more than one occasion. So embarrassing!

    • I think many of us have been guilty of this :D It’s definitely worth the embarrassment though!


  • I haven’t had a professional massage yet where I haven’t fallen asleep. I really think I cheat myself out of some awesome massaging if I’m not awake to feel it, but boy do I feel good when I wake up.


  • Massage is definitely great for the body & soul!


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