Go get the ham, must clean the house, cook all the meals, stop the family feuding and be the perfect hostess. Sound familiar? The holidays should be spent enjoying delicious food, family and friends not stressing over all the millions of things we think should be done. During the holidays, we can often feel like there is no time for a break to catch your breath and before you know it, the good times are over and you are back to our everyday routines. Whether you are a host or a guest, a short break from the family or the holiday bustle, can be a welcome relief in this time of Christmas chaos.
Massage therapy may help with conditions that affect your state of mind, including stress, depression and anxiety. Massage therapy has been proven, by studies conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association, to help turn your thoughts away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and in turn help clients feel more relaxed.
Continual stress can often lead to tightened muscles in the neck, back and shoulders, giving a sense of discomfort and often leading to a heightened level of stress. If left unattended, these pains can cause headaches, joint pains and even severe neck and back pain.
Still not convinced massage therapy is the route to go to help relieve and reduce the holiday stress?
Did you know that a single massage can help to jump start your New Year weight loss resolution?
"Massage therapy has been proven to aid in blood circulation to muscles. After a workout, muscles need nutrients to recover, with increased blood flow, the muscles can grow and burn more calories all in the same process," said Rita.
Some studies have shown that proper nutrition and exercise combined with massage therapy can actually aid in the weight loss process. When muscles are relaxed and properly taken care of, they can help revitalize your overall health and physical well-being.
Massage therapist and owner of Living Touch Massage, Rita said, “This time of year, when we are asking people why they are coming in for a massage, we get a lot of responses where our customers are looking to relieve pain in their shoulders, necks and backs.”
“No one wants to be in pain when they are trying to enjoy the company of family and friends,” Rita shared. “We have some great holiday specials that would make the perfect gift to give to yourself, friends, family or better yet, the perfect thank you to one of your holiday party hosts!”
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