It’s That Time of Year in Boulder: Holidays, Stress… And Massages!

Each year it seems as soon as the calendars read “October,” the holidays have begun. From the moment the massive bags of candy hit the shelves in stores here in Boulder to the last sigh you heave at cleaning up after the New Year’s celebration, a whirlwind of pumpkin scents, wrapping paper, and too much food disrupts the normalcy of every-day life.

While we all tend to feel some stress in our daily routines with work, spouses, kids, friends, hobbies, and more to balance, there’s something particularly draining about the holidays (as wonderful as they may be).

Mind and body are inextricably linked and the interaction between them can produce physical changes. Our brain notices a stressor, a physical reaction is triggered, and the reaction can lead to further emotional reactions and mental and physical damage. Some problems such as headaches and muscle tension are often directly caused by the bodily responses that accompany stress. Many other disorders, some say most, are aggravated by stress.
(Read more about stress symptoms, signs and causes Here)

So in the torrential blend of holiday cheer and tears, consider treating yourself as a reward for treating others.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, stress reduction is just one of the many benefits to massage therapy. If you carry tension in the form of physical pain like headaches or back pain, if you have trouble sleeping, even if you find yourself struggling with symptoms of depression more around the holidays than the rest of the year, a massage may be the right treatment for you.

In just one session you can see results! Lowered heart rate and blood pressure, decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, relaxed muscles and increased circulation all lend to a happier, healthier body and mind.

At Heavenly Embrace, located just a few minutes from Downtown Boulder, I am dedicated to bringing you the most effective massage treatments to best suit your specific needs. As a stress reduction and pain management specialist, I will work with you through the holidays, the stress, and your massage.

So if the stresses of the holidays are already getting to you or if you just need a little pick-me-up before the season kicks into gear, contact Heavenly Embrace or book an appointment today!

Stay Warm and enjoy the holidays 🙂

Love and Light,
Liraz

Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

Heavenly Embrace Wellness 2310 Juniper Ave, Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 515-9034 liraz@heavenlyembrace.com
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