Massage to Relax
It’s no secret that moving is stressful. Listing your old home or ending your lease, packing up everything you own, potentially moving across state lines, making sure the house you choose is up to code and safe, closing on the home, and moving in – when the whole process is over, there’s a good chance you’ll have a headache, a neck ache, back pain, and some muscle stiffness for good measure.
You don’t have to live with this pain. Ask your Pennsylvania realtor for recommendations that’ll alleviate your pain and soreness. Your realtor knows how stressful moving can be and can probably recommend a few stress management strategies like yoga, spa treatments, and massage therapy.
Work Out the Stiffness and Soreness of Moving
A massage is a series of focused motions on one or more areas of the body. You can opt for a full body massage or a more localized massage, like a back massage or a hand and forearm massage. There are many different styles massage therapists employ, such as Swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
The purpose of massage is to work out the knots and stiffness in the muscles and soft tissue. After physical labor, it’s common to feel stiff and sore. Massage reduces tension and promotes blood circulation, which alleviates soreness and stiffness.
Working out your knots and stiffness is relaxing. In fact, you might not realize just how tense you were until after your massage is finished. Although the massage itself is relaxing, it is not the only part of receiving massage therapy that can lower your stress levels. Everything about massage therapy, from the dim lighting in massage rooms to the candles, soothing music, and scented products in use, is meant to lower your blood pressure and promote relaxation.
How Aromatherapy can Help you Relax
Aromatherapy is often employed in massage facilities to promote relaxation. There are a few different ways to bring a relaxing scent into a room, such as candles, essential oils in a diffuser, and aromatherapy body products like massage oils.
There is some research to support the theory that aromatherapy can alter human brainwaves. What we do know is that certain scents, like lavender, do reduce stress and can promote restful sleep. When combined with massage therapy, aromatherapy can be a powerful relaxation tool.
New Home, New Chapter in your Life. Get Ready for It
One great way to get yourself ready for this new chapter in your life is getting a massage to work out all the stresses of your move. Getting off the massage table, newly loose and smelling great from the lotions and oils your massage therapist used, you can feel like a new person.
Getting a massage can clear your mind, giving you a mental reset that makes it easier for you to adjust your outlook. Life in a new home has plenty of ups, downs, and surprises, to prepare yourself for them physically and mentally by massaging your move-related stress away.
Guest post By Gloria Nilson