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5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

It’s that time of year again. A time of celebration, family gatherings, holiday parties, gifting, traveling, and most of all, excitement. While many of us are thrilled and looking forward to the holiday season, that excitement is generally accompanied by STRESS. Stress to pick out the perfect dish, give the perfect gift, maintain a spotless house, show up to every party, and decorate our homes like Martha Stewart. So here’s a few tips to help you keep your holiday stress under control, so you can enjoy what the holidays are truly about.

Take Time for YOU During the Holidays

Every year around the holidays we’re reminded that it’s a time for us to put others before ourselves. But many of us tend to take that to an extreme and often put even our most basic needs, like exercise and sleep, to the side for the season. While it is important to always think of others’ needs as well as our own, we can’t forget that we aren’t able to fulfill anyone else’s needs if we ourselves are empty inside. It’s important to give and do these good deeds from a place of happiness. Doing for others and giving to others really does make you happy. However, if I have neglected my needs so much that I am running on empty, the place where I begin to give to others shifts from a place of happiness, to a place that may breed resentment. This doesn’t mean that those that I am giving to have done anything wrong; but rather that I can equate myself giving them something that I’m not giving to myself, almost as if I’m not worthy or my needs don’t matter.

Self-Care Tips to Survive the Holidays

The busiest time of year is upon us. Holidays are meant to be spent enjoying the company of family, dear friends, and our loved ones. However, somehow the holidays can sometimes become more stressful than any other time of year. We all have huge parts to play in the enjoyment of the holidays and if we aren’t taken care of we can’t do our parts. Here are a few self-care tips to help you survive the holidays.

Why Should You Get A Massage?

A lot of us are lucky enough to be in a position where we can take care of ourselves. We do our best to eat healthy, get plenty of exercise, and when it comes time for that yearly check-up with the doctor, well you’re sure not skipping out on any appointments! But what about your body? It’s so important to maintain balance in your life and if there is one area that might need some work it’s probably the muscles. Getting a massage will help relax all those sore spots so you can feel better both mentally and physically. What are you waiting for?! Let’s look at some reasons why you should get a massage.

Massage tips for lowering stress

Massages are known to be an effective treatment for stress relief.  Here are some ways people can maximize the benefits of regular massages.

5 Ways to Turn Your Halloween Party into a Spa Party

It’s that time of year. Fall, family gatherings, fellowship, and food are all things that make the last few months of the year a favorite for so many. Halloween parties are always super fun, but you can always guess what to expect at them. Here are 5 tips to make your Halloween party into a spa party and stand out, while giving yourself some extra TLC in the process.

Frozen Shoulder and Massage: Ways to Relieve Pain

We all know that massage therapy can be a great way to relieve pain and tension, but a frozen shoulder is actually one of the best reasons you should go for a regular session. Frozen shoulder happens when your rotator cuff muscles tighten up and cause an inflammation of the joint capsule. Many people don’t realize they have frozen shoulder until it’s too late because there are no symptoms at first or they mistake them for something else like arthritis. This blog post will help you learn more about frozen shoulder and what massage therapy can do to help!

The Benefits of Massage After a Rotator Cuff Injury

When an injury occurs it is important to treat the area correctly to avoid further damage and to allow for proper healing of the injured area. Massage can be a way to do this as well as help with scar tissue build-up around the rotator cuff. If done properly massage can reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

Got Shoulder Pains?

Shoulder pain is a complex issue that can stem from several different factors, but the most common are muscular injuries caused by stress or overuse. Massage can help with these issues in two ways: 1) By increasing blood flow it eases strained muscles and encourages healing, and 2) It helps release tension in the body which ultimately decreases pain.

Massage & Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is scary. There’s no other way to say it. And the treatments can sometimes be as scary as the disease itself. Chemo, radiation, and surgeries can have intense side effects, some that last a lifetime. Many cancer…