We often look at self-care tools such as massages and facials as being an unnecessary indulgence, but regular self-care is a critical step in your overall wellness routine. National Relaxation Day on August 15th is the perfect time to reboot your self-care routine for a happier and healthier you.
To help further enhance your routine, below are a few tips and tricks for relaxation from Massage Envy’s wellness professionals and partners. Massage Envy believes that a healthy lifestyle should be accessible to everybody, and with their membership model, it’s easy to add therapeutic massages and facials into your regular routine.
Make self-care a daily habit.
” 77% of people in the United States regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, according to Stress.org. Stress can zap our productivity and sometimes even make us sick. The irony is that what’s causing our stress–the pace of life and the never-ending demands–are the very things that keep us from doing something about it. We’re busy taking care of business, and for many of us, self-care is one of the first things that come off our list. I think that’s a big mistake and comes with a heavy cost, which is why I dedicate time every day, to taking care of myself no matter what’s going on. That might be a massage, but it can also be a run outdoors or a walk on the beach or just talking to my kids. The point is to make it a daily habit.”
–Joe Magnacca, CEO of Massage Envy
Read more of Massage Envy’s self-care tips in our upcoming October 2018 issue.