An Ode to Massage

An Ode to Massage

Lessons from a Lifetime of Body Tune-Ups

Denis Ouellette, LMT, OBDS
May-June 2017 • Vol 3, No 92

After a tune-up and oil change, you say things to your mechanic like: “Great, I’m good for another 3000 miles.” “She’s really hummin’ now!” and “My acceleration is much better.” Well, after a good BODY tune-up, you’ll be saying similar things to your therapist! We wouldn’t think of NOT doing regular maintenance and repairs on our precious motor vehicle… running it low on oil, or driving it with low air in the tires. But how many miles have you put on your BODY since its last tune-up?

The first Model-T rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly line in 1913, and today we know a lot about cars. How ancient is the human body—back to Adam and Eve? Still today, how much do we really understand about our far more precious body systems? Yes, we know that a great massage soothes sore muscles and creates relaxation, but it can do so much more. Let’s take a look under the hood.

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