Whether you’re a Hawaii transplant or a local, the holidays are a time for travelling. It could be in your car from Waimanalo to Waianae or in a plane from Honolulu to the East Coast. Either way, holiday travels can leave you with a lot of stress and aches or pains. Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab, we are here to straighten you out before and after your holiday travels.
Getting a chiropractic adjustment before your long plane ride or drive can help assure that you won’t be dealing with as many aches and pains. Getting an adjustment will prepare your spine and get it correct shape for your trip. Not to mention that a chiropractic adjustment can build your immune system up in order to avoid the holiday sniffles this chilly season. A chiropractic adjustment after the holidays will help release built up tension from family stress as well as get your spine spaced out after long stuffy flights.
Getting a massage right before your travels will not only relax your muscles, but it will help you get a little shut-eye on your flight. Therapeutic massage releases tension that is caused by stress! Our trigger point massages can help approach those trouble areas and get rid of some knots in your muscles that are causing you pain. Massage therapy does wonders for the mood and overall wellness of the body. Come back post-holiday festivities and travels to get a much deserved massage after dealing with holiday family drama.
Taking a week or two off to go on vacation can be a nice break away from work, but a couple of negligent weeks avoiding PT can lead to pain flare ups. If you have been working with OSR physical therapists here in Kailua, it’s important that during your vacation or time off that you are still completing your home exercises. Not only can your progress be set back, but chronic pain can become increasingly worse after an abrupt stopping of treatment. Make sure that you have set up your appointments to restart your treatment as soon as you return from your break to avoid any further lapse in progress!
Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab we want you to have the happiest holiday possible! We know that for some of our patients it’s important that their holidays are spent pain-free. Traveling during the holidays from Hawaii can mean long hours in airplanes and airport chairs or long hours stuck in traffic cross island. Make sure your body is prepared for the damage by paying a visit to OSR for a massage, a chiropractic adjustment, or your physical therapy. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 488-5555!