The holidays are a time of great joy, but they can also be a time of stress. There is food to prepare, presents to buy, presents to wrap, cranky relatives coming over, and oh no! Santa just spilled his milk all over the living room floor!
The holidays are a time to give to others but remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Setting some time aside from the craziness of the holidays to take care of yourself, will allow you to be able to make it through the month with grace and style.
One of the best and most time-efficient ways to decrease stress during the holidays, is to get a massage. Massages are known for reducing stress because they decrease the stress hormones and increase feelings of tranquility and being centered. They provide a quiet way to relax and recharge so that you can continue being that provider of holiday cheer all season long.
Around the holidays we can become overwhelmed with anxiety producing thoughts such as ‘Will my son-in-law like his gift’ and ‘What happens if I burn the potatoes’. Gifting yourself a massage will give you a break from these circular thoughts and allow you to regain your center and recharge your batteries.
Make it a wonderful holiday season and gift yourself a massage today!