You may be tempted to trim your wellness budget when economic
times are tough, but consider the health benefits associated with
massage and keep it in your life by using your imagination.
Experts are saying that one big vacation a year is less helpful
to mental and physical health than several shorter ones at regular
intervals. Many Americans are staying home or staying closer to
home and are visiting local attractions. The new term - and you
know there had to be one - is Staycations.
With less expensive mini-vacations, get creative with your use
of massage. Have a day trip that includes a museum visit, lunch and
a massage. Get a couple's massage as a part of your
"staycation." Mothers, daughters and granddaughters can plan
a spa day with massage as the key component creating a bonding
experience and launching a new tradition. Gift certificates for
chair massage are reasonable and a welcome retreat for weary
travelers in airports or shoppers in malls.
Massage is more than a luxury; it's an important part of
self-care that has a positive effect on your work and play.
Investing in your health is one thing that's sure to pay off in
this uncertain world.