Looking after yourself this new year
There is a well-worn saying that is around at this time of year – new year, new you. But what if you like the old you? Then you could take steps to improve what you have already worked on.
January is seen to be a perfect time to set goals, particularly health related with the numbers of gym memberships increasing as well as Dry January and Veganuary. However, with the short days, gloomy weather and longer period between December and January’s pay days it can seem a hard task to take.
So why not make your new year’s resolution one that not only will you love, but will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated each time you do it. We are, of course, talking about massage.
Regular massage sessions can help with a myriad of things including recovery, emotional balance, improved health and wellbeing, and even help you have a better night sleep.
By making the sessions more often you can boost your energy, helping you focus on other areas of your life that you may be looking at.
As mentioned above, massage can help you with your wellness including reducing your anxiety as well as your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that can cause issues with your digestive and immune systems amongst others.
They can also be used as a complementary treatment for chronic illnesses however, you should always consult your doctor before booking any sessions.
After relaxation, the most popular reason people head for the massage table is to relieve pain, and it is easy to see why. It is well known that research has proven massage therapy assists with relieving pain. Many patients also continue with light massage in specific areas at home using massage oils.
If you have had trouble sleeping, especially in the colder weather, a massage can help release any tension, enabling you to have a more relaxing night sleep. This in turn can improve your energy levels the following day which will help you sleep better the next night. And so it continues.
Finally, a good massage can help relieve headaches, including tension and chronic headaches.
By creating a regular massage schedule for yourself you can boost yourself for the year ahead.
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