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Why Self Care Is So Important

 

In a world that’s becoming increasingly stressful, and with work lives more demanding than ever, self care is easily forgotten about. The constant battle to keep on top of our personal lives, meet the demands of our bosses and clients, and maintain a healthy and happy family life at the same time can be extremely draining.

That’s why self care is more important than it ever has been.

What is Self Care? 

Self care is simply the practice of taking time out for yourself, caring for your mind, and looking after your body. It takes many different forms, including healthy eating habits, relaxing at home with the family, taking a stress-free vacation, visiting a qualified massage therapist, and giving yourself the chance to recuperate and rest after busy times at work.

Self care ensures you’re ready to meet the challenges ahead of you.

Why Care About Self Care? 

Self care is an effective way of controlling the physical and mental impact that stress can have on your life. Taking measures to become more active and eat more healthily can help you avoid a range of diseases and conditions, from heart disease to diabetes – but what about stress?

Being too busy at work and not having enough time to relax can cause a number of physical problems throughout the body that are sometimes extremely hard to fix. Insomnia is a common ailment caused by stress, which stops you being focused and makes the body weak. Headaches can also be triggered by stress, and there is an increased likelihood of suffering from depression.

On top of that, stress hormones in the body can cause blood vessels to tighten and increase your blood pressure, and a rapid heartbeat can increase your risk of a heart attack.

The list is extremely long, which is why every doctor will tell you that self care should be an important part of your routine. Whether it’s relaxing at home, or visiting a professional massage therapist to bring you some relief, you’ll be doing your body some real good.

Why is Massage so Important? 

Massage therapy is an effective treatment against stress, and therefore a good way to reduce your chances of developing a wide range of medical conditions, diseases, and ailments.

With a combination of a relaxing environment, aromatherapy, calming music, and the trained hands of a professional massage therapist, you can forget the stresses of the day. The euphoric feeling is mentally calming, and the physical feeling of the massage can have a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

Furthermore, while you might not realize it, throughout the day the body will tense muscles that aren’t being used and cause aches and pains that can randomly occur. Massage therapists are trained to find the points in your muscles where that tension lies, and release it.

Massage therapy is one of the most effective forms of self care, helping relieve stress and the conditions often caused by it. Combined with exercise and a healthy diet, you’ll be giving your body all the care it really needs.

 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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