The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve come to appreciate the little things that just seem to make life better. This list includes monthly facials, quality skincare products, and massages. All have become necessary pieces of my current wellness routine. If you’re thinking getting a massage once a month seems a little extra, let me break it down for you in this week’s installment of our LIVE WELL series.
I feel like massages can sometimes get a bad rap for being self-indulgent. But turns out they can play a big role in one’s health. Not only do they feel amazing, but there are some pretty amazing benefits as well. If you suffer from any kind of chronic pain like migraines or fibromyalgia, massage has shown to be one of the best ways to alleviate symptoms.
If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety, a monthly massage can also make a world of difference. I have firsthand experience with this one (with some PTSD after my husband’s heart attack), so take it from me. And it’s not just the massage itself that completely relaxes me. There’s something about the room, the calm music, the oils—it’s the whole experience. It really is the one time a month where I feel like I can truly shut my mind off for an hour. That alone makes it worth working into my monthly budget.
Whatever your reason for wanting to add massages to your wellness routine, don’t be afraid to treat yourself. You deserve it!