Massage therapists have superpowers…well, some of our clients indeed believe so. Sometimes, though, we go through moments when our energy is so low that we glance around wondering where the kryptonite is hiding. But the truth is, we are only human (yes, humans with very good hands!) and what we are experiencing has nothing to do with the glowing green substance so detrimental to Superman.
The burnout syndrome, aka ‘massage hangover’, is unfortunately very common among therapists nowadays. It occurs when the body or the mind, or both, can’t sustain anymore the pressure and strain this job requires. Among the typical effects we've identified are a recurrent feeling of fatigue the morning after a long day at work, the inability to recover energy and, in the long run, mental and physical stress that may cause injuries and lack of involvement in the workplace.
No need to panic, with the right attitude and shrewdness, you too can escape this type of hangover. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, so start following these tips right now: