Military deployment is not only tough for soldiers but their families also. This one time after a long hump through Camp Lejeune our Battalion Commander treated us to a foot massage. We hiked to the beach…from A street. No, not ‘a street’, A Street. A legal haze fest because all the officers had to hike, too. No one was spared, all the S shops. Leave was denied. Grunt and POG, officer and enlist, all were equally humbled that day. It was a glorious haze fest I’ve seen no equal to in my six year career in the Corps. Warrior dinner, promotions, and a spa treatment.
One thing that I encourage active duty service members or veterans is to treat themselves and their spouses to a massage. Your mil spouse supports you in your mission and a surprise spa treatment will show you really care. Like flowers, ‘just because’ is the best reason to give a gift.
A massage is a good way to bond and connect with your partner. It allows you to experience the benefits of serotonin, the chemical responsible for happy moods produced by the brain. Massage is also an alternative therapy that seems to be becoming popular in providing pain relief.
Corporal Alex McMinn, field radio operator, Alpha Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, receives a massage from Tami Weismann, a massage therapist, during the battalion’s Beach Bash here, Sept. 14, 2013. Local massage therapists with the American Massage Therapists Association provide free massages to Marines and their families at the event. The annual Beach Bash was held to show appreciation to the Marines, sailors, family and friends of the battalion for their continued support. The venue provided fun activities to include a karaoke contest, dance contest, team relay races and competitions, dunk tank and raffled prizes.
There are top five messages that you may consider treating your military spouse to that come with a pack of benefits. These perks include relieving back pain and stiffness, improving the immune system, regulating blood pressure, relieving psychological pain, and reducing headache frequencies.
This type of massage is extensively incorporated for individuals who engage in sports and exercise regularly. It incorporates the body’s soft tissues and concentrates on particular muscle groups mainly engaged during military activity.
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