A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of pulling my back due to a walk back from the park that involved carrying my not-so-feather-light 2 year old on my shoulders for an entire four blocks (because you know, screw walking home from the park right now mom). I must have motioned the wrong way, when suddenly I felt a strong and very painful surge run down my spine and completely freeze up my lower back. Needless to say, my now forcefully walking toddler wasn’t making it easier to get home.

What I would have given for a massage that day.

Too bad the only time I ever actually get one is if a kind friend gifts me a GC to a spa, otherwise… they are few and far between. Besides, I tend to only get massages when I’m already knee deep in pain and can barely function.

But what if I told you that apparently getting massages on a regular basis can be therapeutic, preventative and overall great for the well being?! (Think facials –  same idea). It’s also a great natural alternative to splashing cash on countless pain and muscle relief meds that only do damage to your liver…

This is an excerpt from the article KNOCK KNOCK! THE UBER OF MASSAGES IS HERE. which originally appeared on The Rebel Mama.