Feeling the stress of the approaching holiday season? It can be overwhelming to think of all of the holiday shopping, the cooking, the kids, the extra family and of course how to entertain them all. At Urban Squeeze we really do believe in taking time out for yourself and not abandoning your well fought for healthy habits. Often we can overindulge which leads to even more stress.
The Mayo Clinic suggests getting a massage which can lead to “reduced stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.” Massage has a number of benefits but truly helps one to relax and center their mind and breathing. Research shows that massage therapy can relieve significant physical and psychological stress including decreased blood pressure and heart rate. The same research also suggests massage:
- Lowers oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels
- Decreases heart rate, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure
- Reduces trait anxiety with a course of treatment providing benefits similar to psychotherapy
- Reduces depression in those with high blood pressure
So, if you are feeling the anxiety and stress this season, don’t forget to book your appointment at Urban Squeeze. We suggest a 60 minute Soothe massage with an added Heated Deep Tissue Bamboo treatment. This massage technique incorporates heated bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work. Promoting circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic release while providing a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. You might also add Hot Stones for a delightful warm treatment using heated stones to rub away tension.
Also, give the gift of stress relief with our limited time gift card promotions:
Members only – get a gift card worth $99 for only $64
New members – a free 60 min service gift card
Non-Members spend $79 and get $99 gift card