Although the holiday season is eagerly anticipated by many, it can be incredibly stressful. Anxiety builds with shopping and crowds, worries about money, back-to-back parties with way too many calories, in-laws, and traveling.
There are a number of ways to stay healthy, happy, and on top of things during this holiday season. Make sure that you take the time to care for yourself. Get outside and enjoy fresh air and sunlight, take walks, listen to music, and do what you can to let go of trying to get everything perfect.
One of the best ways to ensure that you beat holiday stress is to schedule at least one massage during this busy time of year. Massage is one of the best ways to relieve stress and energize yourself through the holiday season.
While massage can help you to unwind, that is only one of its many benefits. Massage can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase production of endorphins, the body’s ‘feel good’ chemical.
So Exactly What is Massage?
Massage is a general term that covers different types of pressing, rubbing, and manipulating the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Typically, a professionally trained massage therapist uses their hands and fingers to massage away tension from your body. Some therapists use their forearms, elbows, and feet. Massage can range from light rubbing to deep pressure, depending on what is needed.
When the pressures of the holidays begin to outweigh the joys, know that massage can make a big difference. In only an hour, bunched up muscles can be transformed into relaxed ones while the brain produces ‘feel good’ chemicals like serotonin and oxytocin. A good massage will leave you relaxed yet energized.
Make this holiday season a happy, joyous, stress free one by scheduling massages. Massage also makes a great holiday present, Contact Avenida Wellness Clinic today to schedule your holiday massage or buy a gift certificate for a friend or loved one.