It's important to take care of yourself, not just by eating healthy but by relaxing your mind, body, and soul! When we get too busy at work or have family obligations, we tend to forget about ourselves and start having less time to focus on self care.
10 Ways to Practice Self Care
1. Take a long hot bubble bath
2. Go for a walk
5. Make a playlist of your favorite songs
6. Have dessert
7. Read inspirational quotes or a good book
8. Hang out with a friend
Get Rid of the Headaches
45 Million Americans suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage can help ease the pressure and pain, which may also reduce the change and frequency of headaches.
In the United States alone, more than 60% of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches suffer from migraines. The disorder can be debilitating and typically results from high stress levels and/or lack of sleep. So it's no wonder why so many people want to know how to relieve tension headaches.
Massage has two roles when it comes to treating migraines and tension related headaches.
In a proactive role, massage treatments are performed on a regular basis to help the body maintain an optimal level of relaxation and stress-relief. This approach reduces the chances of migraine attacks and tension headaches significantly by relaxing muscle spasms and trigger points.
Stay Healthier, Longer
Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system's cytotoxic capacity - the activity level of the body's natural killer cells. Regular therapeutic massage sessions provide significant benefits.
People who experience high levels of stress tend to get sick more than others. Combine stress with lack of sleep and poor nutrition, and our immune system's ability to naturally protect itself against bacteria and infection is greatly reduced. So the question is: What are the benefits of massage on immune system?
Clinical studies have indicated that regular massage not only help alleviate stress, but can naturally increase the immune system's cytotoxic capacity and decrease the number of T-Cells, which improves the body's immune functioning overall In one study by Gail Ironson, M.D., HIV Positive men were given 45 minute massages 5 days a week for a month. They showed an increase in serotonin and an increase in cells that are viewed as the first line of defense in the immune system.