Another new year, and another opportunity for renewed hopes and enlivening possibilities! But before you make new year’s resolutions, we invite you to take some time out for yourself to rebalance after the busy holiday season. Relax with bodywork and sauna, spend quiet time in nature, meditate, journal—to help bring you back to your center. Then with restored balance and clarity, reflect on what will best nurture your body-mind-spirit and bring you peace and contentment throughout the coming year. When your new year’s resolutions are more heartfelt and grounded, you’ll be more likely to follow through and experience their benefits.
Better self-care is a resolution that most people make each new year, most often to eat healthier, start exercising, or reduce stress. We’re all increasingly aware that stress reduction and deep relaxation are critical to our health. ‘Our bodies break down under the onslaught of stress—insomnia, anxiety, depression, and all chronic disease is made worse by unremitting stress,’ says Dr. Mark Hyman, influential physician, author, and founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Touch, stillness, relaxation, calming the mind—all are essential to healing, staying well, and thriving. We encourage you to think about how to incorporate these practices into your self-care plans. People are increasingly viewing massage as a significant component of a more relaxed and healthy lifestyle. And the many benefits of therapeutic massage are now being researched and recognized by the medical community.
All of us at Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto look forward to contributing to your health and well-being with expert therapeutic bodywork in 2020!