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Beat the stress during the festive season De-stress this Christmas with a relaxing Massage.

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Massage and self care to reduce stress
Positive attitude can help reduce your stress

The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also bring stress and anxiety for many. Here are some tips to reduce stress and support your mental health during the Christmas holidays treat your self to a relaxing massage therapy this Christmas and reduce your stress:

Plan Ahead for a stress free Christmas with a relaxing massage.

  • Schedule recreation or relaxation to avoid feeling overwhelmed

Set Boundaries

  • Learn to say no to some commitments to avoid overextending yourself

Manage Finances

  • Plan your spending and create a budget to avoid financial stress

Create Relaxing Surroundings

  • Turn on some music, light some candles, or open the windows to create a relaxing environment

Maintain Healthy Habits

  • Stick to healthy habits, such as regular exercise and eating well, to support your well-being

Share Feelings

  • Recognize and share your feelings with others to address and nurture them

Practice Mindfulness

  • Engage in mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety

Decorate for Christmas

  • Studies show that decorating for Christmas can have mental health benefits, such as boosting mood and reducing stress

By following these tips, you can help reduce stress and support your mental well-being during the Christmas holidays. It's important to prioritize self-care and seek help if you need it to ensure a healthy and enjoyable holiday season.

Studies have shown,

relaxation massage or aromatherapy massage – both modalities that are purely relaxation-focused – reduces blood pressure and heart rate much more effectively than deep tissue or sports massage. This is most likely because calming, gentle touch releases that serotonin hormone causing our bodies to self-regulate and return to a natural and healthier function.

Massage can reduce stress and its related symptoms by reducing your heart rate and calming the central nervous system. As a result, you will end up feeling more relaxed, rejuvenated, and focused.

Massage can also help your mental health Massage can promote our psychological health by stimulating the receptors, nerves, and hormones responsible for mood regulation. During a moderate pressure massage, these receptors are triggered – bringing therapeutic relief to the client and overall improved mood and well-being. Massage has also been shown to increase vagal nerve activity which is often low in depressed individuals. When this nerve is stimulated, cortisol levels decrease entering our bodies into a more relaxed and happy state.

Further studies have also indicated that following a massage, activity in the right frontal lobe of the brain (the part associated with negative emotion) lowered and shifted to the left frontal lobe which is responsible for mood and stress regulation.

Manage your well-being / self-care by booking a therapeutic relaxation massage or a Destress massage and feel the difference in your body mind and soul 


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