I love my work: it is fun, challenging, and creative. I found my heart in graphic design many years ago and have enjoyed perfecting my craft ever since. I have taken side roads to indulge in manga and other art forms that strike my fancy. This has made me more versatile and able to meet various client needs. My artistic influences are thus quite varied but I strive to create original work each and every time. I am proud of where I have been and where my journey has taken me.

I have been working on a huge graphic design project for a favorite client and the deadline is fast approaching. I am in a state of stress and haven’t left the computer for hours. Sitting still this long is bad for you, but there is no time to take and break and do a few quick exercises or go for a walk. They say that a sedentary lifestyle shortens your lifespan, but I don’t plan to be transfixed at the screen too much longer. The deadline is looming and I will be finished soon. Then there is time to relax.

There are many ways to get away from it all. I mentioned exercise and walking. As long as you are moving, you are reviving your spirit. While this works well for me most of the time, the stress level was strong and a friend suggested a professional massage to get my circulation going and the endorphins coming in droves. It was worth a shot. It has been a long time between massages and I had forgotten how wonderful they are. Why did I wait? I am now a devotee for sure.

I can praise massages to the sky to help with sitting fatigue. I got the idea from Higher Massage. Your back and neck get stiff and your legs feel like lead weights. I don’t even know if I breathe that deeply while I work intently. The massage was full body and didn’t miss any part of me. Vigorous yet gentle hands penetrate tired and taut muscle tissue and bring it back to life. You can choose the type you prefer from Rolfing and Swedish to Lymphatic and Thai. Each has a different philosophy behind it and specific procedures and goals. There is pressure, strokes, kneading, and stretching involved. I like them all and a real convert at this point.

A massage is wonderful therapy for a tired brain as well. There is definitely a mind-body connection to consider. Any time of routine work can be alleviated. It is all about friction and stimulation. Deep tissue approaches are great for athletes and severe cases of body fatigue. They say that massage affects mood, muscle strength, and flexibility while it releases tension. Reflexology is a technique that is done on the feet to target specific body organs. I never knew such a range existed. I can see that you could spend a lot of time researching massage, its types and benefits.