Why Self-Care Is So Important Plus Our Top Tips to Help Lift Your Spirits
Coronavirus has undoubtedly brought many changes to your life. Along with changes, it has also caused a lot of uncertainty, which can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness. All this emotional stress is not only mentally exhausting, but it can also have ill effects on your physical health, such as weight gain, loss of energy and muscle tightness.
With this in mind, it is more important than ever to practice self-care to protect yourself from the negative effects of stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Here are some of our top self-care tips to help you beat back stress and anxiety.
Get a Massage
Treat yourself to a relaxing and calming therapeutic massage! Stress can physically build up in your muscles, resulting in increased tension and pain. Getting a massage can help work that tension out and improve circulation, leaving you feeling more relaxed.
At the Wellness Collective, we offer 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute massages, along with the ability to customize with a variety of massage techniques including Heated Deep Tissue Bamboo, Neuromuscular, Reiki, Hot Stone and more! We’ve been taking every precaution to keep you and our staff safe during this time to give you even more peace of mind during this stressful time.
Get a Facial
Facials are not only good for your skin but are good for your mood too. Facials can help you unwind and relax while detoxifying your skin. Suffering from mascne (acne caused by wearing a mask)? Getting a facial can help!
We offer 30 and 60 minute facials at the Wellness Collective. And because no two people are alike, we customize your facial to meet your unique skin goals. We offer add-ons like Microdermabrasion, Chemical Exfoliation and Acne Zap, just to name a few.
Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can help lift our spirits or calm our minds. Diffuse lavender to calm your mind or try peppermint or a citrus oil to help uplift your mood. Adding peppermint to a foot bath or massage can also provide a cooling effect to sore and achy muscles.
When you book your next massage or facial at the Wellness Collective, add on AromaTouch Technique. This clinical application of 8 specific therapeutic grade essential oils is applied using specific motions repeatedly to help relax and balance the central nervous system.
Calm and center your mind and body by practicing meditation, yoga or utilizing breathing exercises. There are many apps you can download to your smartphone to help guide you through your exercise all in the comfort of your own home.
Keep a Healthy Diet
Be sure to eat plenty of nutritious foods and avoid binging on too many surgery and carb-loaded treats. Make sure that you are also continuing to get in your daily exercise as well.
Get Enough Sleep
We know that it might be hard to get good sleep these days, but it is key to helping you beat stress. If you are finding that you are having problems drifting off to sleep, diffuse lavender or another calming scent at bedtime.
Do Something You Love
Doing what you love is a sure-fire way to put a smile on your face. Whether it’s binging several episodes of a favorite TV show, knitting or going for a hike, it is sure to help lift your mood.
Get Help When You Need It
It’s important to recognize when feelings of anxiety and depression aren’t going away and to reach out when you need help. Speak with someone you trust about how you are feeling. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.