We lead busy lives in the 21st century, and we don’t always take the time to treat our bodies right. But if you pay attention, you will notice the signs that it’s time for a massage. A full body massage at Coastal Massage & Bodywork can help restore health, peace of mind, and well-being, so listen to the signs that it’s tim.

Here are 10 signs it’s time for you to get a full body massage.

1. Stress at the Desk is a Sign You Need a Massage

If you have an office job, a busy time at work can mean a lot of time hunched over the keyboard. If the pressure’s on at work and your posture is taking a beating, that’s a sign it’s time for a healing full body massage. You may feel this in your shoulders and neck, but the low back and glutes will let you know too.

Related Article: How Often Should I Get a Massage?

2. Your Relationship is Suffering

Getting out of the house and into a relaxing setting where you are the most important thing on the agenda can do wonders for you and your SO. A full body couple’s massage is for more than just romantic partners, we get plenty of friends and mother/daughter duos that come in for a couple’s massage.

couples-massage-wrightsville-beach

3. Back Pain Responds to Full Body Massage

If your back hurts, book your full body massage and get ready to feel better. Often more effective than other therapies, massage can reduce the need for painkillers and set you on a better path. 

Related Article: How to Find Pain Relief Through Massage Therapy

4. When You Have a Migraine, Think Massage

Some migraines are triggered by stress and lack of sleep, and a full body massage can really help with those problems. Massage can reduce the number and severity of migraines, tension headaches, and other stress headaches, and it can even help when you are having a migraine.

5. After Surgery, Get a Full Body Massage

After surgery, a massage can help you get back on your feet by increasing circulation, improving flexibility, and reducing stress. When you schedule your surgery, it’s a sign that you should also schedule a post-surgical full body massage.

6. Reduced Flexibility is a Sign You Need a Full Body Massage

Massage works your muscles, tendons, and ligaments, helping you maintain range of motion. If you notice a loss of flexibility due to athletic stress or aging, recognize it as a sign you’re due for a full body massage.

Related Articles: 3 Reasons to Get a Sports Massage
Can Massage Improve Flexibility?

7. High Blood Pressure Means You May Need a Massage

Massage can lower blood pressure more than just relaxing, so heed the sign that you need a full body massage for lower blood pressure.

8. Looking a Little Peaked? It May Be a Sign

A full body massage is so great, it can even make you look good! Massage increases blood flow and encourages drainage from cells, which means it can plump up skin and revitalize dull hair. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it may be a sign that you need a massage.

9. You Need a Mood Boost

Great for stress, massage can also help with anxiety and depression. If your cortisol levels are up and your dopamine levels are down, it may be a sign you should book a full body massage.

Related Article: Relax at Coastal Massage

10. You’re Having Trouble Sleeping

Because it’s relaxing and reduces stress, a full body massage promotes restful sleep, possibly because of massage’s effect on delta waves. Insomniacs can leave a message in Coastal Massage & Bodywork’s voicemail or schedule online and we will set an appointment for you when we wake up.


Listen to your body and it will give you a sign when something’s a little bit off—or a lot off. Then call Coastal Massage & Bodywork at (910) 208-4161 and book a full body massage (or schedule it online) . With our licensed massage and bodywork therapists and soothing facility, our full body massage will have you back on the path to health in no time.