It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season in Boston. I personally like lots of extra attention and care when I’m not feeling well. But etiquette requires me to think twice before coming in for a massage, if I’m experiencing symptoms of any illness which might be contagious. Obviously, there’s a lot of physical contact with the massage therapist and although we start every session with a clean set of sheets and hands cleaned and sterilized with antibacterial lotion, we all know how germs can get around inside a building when someone really sick is around.
But besides the risk of inadvertently sharing germs with our staff of other members of Soul Flower Wellness, it’s hard to get the most out of any experience when feeling below the weather! Typical cold or flu symptoms can make you tired, dehydrated, and achy…Not a recipe for a relaxing massage.
If you are feeling poorly, be sure to drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. And don’t feel bad about cancelling if you’re not feeling well…We’ll thank you for it!
Let’s face it: Unless you are a kid under the age of 12…The holidays can often be a very stressful time of year. Family pressures, shopping, spending too much money, eating unhealthy foods, and interruptions to routine can all take their toll on even the most centered individuals sometimes.
That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to suggest a few really simple things you can do (Besides treating yourself to a massage at Soul Flower Wellness in Boston!) to relieve some stress:
Take a walk
Seriously…The importance of a nice relaxing walk can’t possibly be overstated. Fresh air, time away from family pressure, and exercise are all great ways to reduce some stress in one activity.
Focus on the little ones
If you have children, shower them with attention. There’s really nothing more meditative than focusing on and caring for others. Putting the needs of another human before our own robs anxiety of it’s biggest leverage: Self-centered fear.
Drink some water
This may not have the immediate relief our first two suggestions will likely provide but drinking water is critical to a balanced, healthy life. This need is increased during times when we increase our intake of rich, sugary and/or salty foods and consume our favorite holiday, adult beverages. So don’t forget to drink plenty of good old fashioned H20! Your body will thank you for it with reduced overall stress.
Get some rest
We all overdo it around the holidays. There’s so much to do and so little time…We get it. But don’t forget to give yourself a little extra care and sleep in on one of those days off. You deserve it!
Finally, give us a call. There’s really nothing like an hour of deep tissue massage for seriously reducing stress, fatigue, and muscle aches related to all that extra shopping.
Soul Flower Wellness is hiring and we would like your help finding the next member of our team. That’s why we’re willing to give away a free 90 minute massage in exchange for a lead on a massage therapist that leads to a new hire. It’s simple! You recommend someone to work at Soul Flower Wellness in Boston and if they are hired you get a free 90 minute massage!
If you live here in Boston you know the cold weather has definitely arrived. The temperature this morning was in the thirties and morning commuters were bundled up with heavy coats, hats, and scarves. Fortunately, there’s no sign of snow yet but chances are we have seen the last of the warm weather for a few months here in the Northeast.
The good news is the sky is clear and beautiful this morning. And, even though the cold air makes it harder to crawl out from under the covers, it sure lets you know you’re alive!
The really good news is it’s warm and cozy here at Soul Flower Wellness in Boston and there is no better way to reduce the stress of a busy life in the city than a relaxing full body massage. Take a look at what people are saying about us on Yelp, check out our rates, and give us a call! We’d love to help warm you up.
And don’t forget to warm up those muscles before outdoor exercise.
If you have kids, we get it. There are many aspects to a healthy, balanced life well lived and having fun is definitely part of the equation! Kids should enjoy Halloween with their friends and family. That’s why this Halloween the team at Soul Flower Wellness in Boston has only two suggestions:
- Drink lots of water
- Eat a big healthy meal before trick or treating
The basic idea is the more good stuff the little ones have to eat, the less room there will be for sugary treats. It’s never too soon to start teaching children habits that promote healthy balance and wellness with food consumption. And besides, it’s a good idea to be well hydrated and fed before going for a long walk in search of goodies.
Oh yeah, and once the costumes are packed away Mom and Dad, come treat yourselves to a luxurious deep tissue massage!