Summer is a time to relax, recharge and recoup from the harsher winter (and let’s face it, WET spring) months. Our mindset is a little more relaxed, and you become a bit more hopeful for a family vacation, or time off to concentrate on other, more important things. Summer is also a great time to focus on you, and what better way than to make massage therapy a part of your plan.
Work responsibilities, family and home can be a lot for one person to take on. Carve out times either throughout the day or throughout the week that belong just to you. You can use this time to go for a hike, or maybe a walk around the block. You can take time for yourself by enjoying an afternoon tea as alone as you possibly can (we get that you can’t always be alone, but just a quiet tea will make all the difference), you can even plan a dip in the pool. All of these actions will help reduce your stress and make it more palpable. So, what can massage do for you during the summer months?
Focus You on YOU
Massage therapy is something you do for you. Use it as a way to pamper yourself, or as a way to rehabilitate your body from stress or pain. The act of giving your body a relaxing and positive setting to recoup is a great start.
Lowers Stress Levels
Massage removes tension in your muscles, gets the blood circulating more evenly, and has shown to reduce blood pressure. Your body can heal itself and in turn give it the opportunity to take a break from a hectic schedule.
If you’ve given your body the therapy it needs in the form of massage, inevitably you will also improve your health. Summer inspires relaxation, take advantage of the mood this season sets to get yourself in the habit of scheduled massages.
Chances are you’re gardening more, going for more walks or hikes, or even spending the day at the pool. Your muscles will get sore and tired. This is a great opportunity to schedule a massage! Taking care of your body is more than what you eat or exercise. You have to take care of it on a holistic level too!
Take our advice and use summer as the catalyst to you taking care of YOU. This is a great time of year to schedule your massages for the rest of the year, because we know that once September hits, the chaos begins. Call us to learn more about the many massages we offer and to schedule your massage therapy session.