Why do you want a massage?
Why do you want a massage? Are you in pain? Stressed? Or simply want to be pampered?
No matter the reason, the most important reason to get a massage is to manage muscle length. Muscle length determines whether joints ache or feel stiff—-it even determines strength of muscle. So what is muscle length? The answer is simple when you apply this exercise: Make a fist—-clench it tight—-that’s muscle shortness. Now relax the same hand—-that’s muscle length. In other words all body movement occurs when a muscle either lengthens or shortens.