Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away and there really is no better gift than the gift of massage therapy. Mother’s Day gift certificates are currently 20% off, through May 14th! You can order a gift certificate online or over the phone, we are happy to email you the gift certificate for you to surprise your loved one!
Here are some reasons we think massage therapy makes the best gift for Mother’s Day:
Mothers in all stages of motherhood can benefit from massage therapy. If your loved one is about to become a mother, a prenatal massage therapy session can help relax her while bringing relief from the discomforts of pregnancy. Expectant mothers may also find themselves having trouble sleeping due to their discomfort, so a massage may help bring them the utter relaxation they need to sleep well. Low stress levels, good sleep, and plenty of relaxation are all important to growing a healthy baby so encourage an expectant mother to take care of her body during this demanding time with the gift of massage.
Mothers of babies and toddlers are new to the many demands of motherhood. Sleepless nights, worrying, and increased physical labor from carrying around small children can have a toll on her body. A massage can help her relax, sleep better, and reduce pain from lugging a heavy toddler or a car seat from place to place. Many new mothers also find themselves with lingering effects of pregnancy or delivery, such as low back and hip pain or swelling. Massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage which can help facilitate the body in getting rid of the excess fluids. Stimulating the tissue also helps your body to shift fluid to the right places.
If your loved one is a mother to older children, she may have very little time to herself between the demands of her work and family life. School and sports schedules in addition to work and running a household can leave little time for relaxation or stress-relief. In our modern culture, it is easy to feel like you are not measuring up or doing enough as a mother. Indulge your loved one with a pampering massage session to help melt away stress and tension. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in the blood while also lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
You may be an adult who wants to show mom how special she is to you and how much you recognize her devotion towards raising you. Women as they age may encounter sleep difficulties due to fluctuating hormones as they enter menopause. Middle-aged and aging adults may also begin experiencing pain in their neck, shoulders, backs, and hips. Encourage mom to relax with a massage gift certificate that can help provide relief from any aches and pains. Massage therapy can also reduce the severity of hormonal fluctuations by lowering the levels of cortisol in the blood, since this stress hormone is tied with an increase in hormonal fluctuations.
Whatever her stage of motherhood, treat mom to a massage!