Do you know a truck driver who could use a massage? Please share this article with them.
Most of us are familiar with the back ache and stiff legs that come from a long road trip. You get out, stretch your back, walk a bit, shake your legs out. It is uncomfortable, but eventually you get to your destination and all is well. Imagine that a never-ending road trip was your way of life.
Truck drivers and long-haul semi-drivers experience chronic back pain. There are a lot of health hazards that come from sitting in one position for long periods of time. These include:
- Shortened leg muscles
- Neck strain
- Shoulder discomfort
Massage therapy can alleviate these symptoms and put you back in the driver’s seat!
Leg Pain and Truck Drivers
Another source of leg pain for truck drivers (and anyone who drives for long period of time) is door handles and other abrasive objects. Often times drivers get in the habit of resting their left leg against the door. If there is a handle or other object that sticks out from the door, it could irritate your leg over time. This can become such a habit that drivers don’t notice the pain until it is chronic. Sometimes a bruise or abrasion also occurs.
Massage therapy can help with this sort of leg pain.
Good posture, muscle tone, stretching and exercise are key to counter acting the affects of long-term truck driving. The last piece of the puzzle could include massage for truck drivers. There are so many benefits to massage, some of them are physical and some of them include managing stress and improving sleep.
Related: Massage and Sleep
Strategies for Massage for Truck Drivers
Regular massage will help alleviate the chronic issues associated with truck driving. Don’t wait until your back, neck or shoulders hurt so bad you are unable to work. It is important that you maintain your body just as you would your truck. If you have a regular route, a good practice would be to have a standing weekly, bi-weekly or monthly massage appointment that works with your schedule. It will also be something you can look forward to when you are on the road.
Many massage therapists have weekend and evening hours to accommodate employees’ schedules.
Related article: Massage for Factory Workers and Warehouse Employees
Need more convincing?
Can’t you just feel your back and shoulders relaxing already?
At All Body Kneads, we specialize in helping you feel your best so you can do your best.
Give us a call today at 517-898-2899 or schedule an appointment online.
You can also email for an appointment or with any questions at [email protected].
We’d also be happy to talk to your work place about at in-house wellness and chair massage program.
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