Posted on 25th November 2020
(Yes, we will come out of lockdown!)
Would anyone disagree that we are living through pretty strange times right now?
Under “normal” circumstances we would be well and truly juggling all the Christmas baubles in the air, along with normal day to day living.
And yet, here we are, looking forward to the festive season but also, perhaps dreading all the preparation. Unless you are one of life’s super-duper organised people.
We think that,
Never mind monthly massage, does anyone feel the need right now?
You can take all of the above and add in huge dollops of COVID induced anxiety.
Nothing is as we have known it.
Stress is constantly swirling, like a fog that barely lifts. Creeping into all areas of our life.
Here’s how some of our clients are feeling before they crash on our comfy, heated massage couches.
Tired and drained.
Tension headaches from hell, guaranteed to keep you feasting on paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Generally fed up and out of sorts with aches and pains that seem to stick around forever.
And then after stress, we have Tech Neck!
We are talking about various parts of the body, not just your neck!
The amount of time and positions we put ourselves in as we live our lives online.
We imagine you could add to these scenarios?
We love nothing more than getting to grips with those knots in your shoulders and easing that aching back.
Our job is done when you rouse yourself, sleepy-eyed, from the massage couch, relaxed and floating.
De-stressed and relaxed.
That’s just for starters.
Regular massage can have long-lasting, far-reaching benefits for more than aches and pains.
It’s all too easy to try and combat ongoing pain by continually swallowing pain relief like its going out of fashion. But we all know that it’s just not good for us, long term. As massage therapists, we gently target areas of concern to increase blood circulation and soothe away stiff muscles.
Athletes and sportspeople that sustain injury are treated to regular massage to allow flexibility and healing as part of the recovery process.
We started with stress, fully aware, as we said, about just how much people are being affected right now.
It’s not down to luck or coincidence that our clients step out the door with a wonderful feeling of contentment and relaxation after a massage. As we massage, we increase the body temperature which brings about a state of relaxation. As you relax, your heart rate slows down along with your stress levels.
Next time you rush through our door feeling fraught and leave in a state of calm…you know why!
When we are tired and feeling below par, it seems that we pick up every infection that is doing the rounds. Now, more than ever, we need our immune levels to be working at full strength. We make no apologies for mention stress again, but lower immune levels are a side effect of stress. However, you do it, massage and a healthy diet with supplements if necessary, keep those all-important immune levels fighting fit.
Where would we be without progress and technology?
Perhaps we need a gentle reminder that we are human and not robots or machines.
Robots are made of who knows what, but one thing is for sure, they don’t suffer emotional and physical pain as do we mere mortals.
We are meant to be flexible, to move, to stretch…not to sit in awkward positions, or be constantly focusing on artificial light on a screen. Even if it is a big screen!
Your body won’t thank you for it and your eyes certainly won’t. (Hello, more headaches).
No matter how much we tell ourselves to move after 20 minutes, do we? Or do we get lost in what we are doing, forgetting that we are doing ourselves harm? Accepting that this is life as we know it?
It doesn’t have to be.
Food, drink, exercise – we hear so much about the part they play in keeping you healthy.
At Mirabella Beauty, we see clients every single day that have lost sight of how to switch off and relax and the effects it has on their health and well being.
Our relaxing treatment rooms WILL open their doors and our massage couches WILL be ready and waiting for you, to gently ease away strain and pain.
As well as using our hands to transport you from Frazzled to Fabulous, we use a natural Liquiwax made in Somerset by a company called Songbird. It is made from 100% natural ingredients, with vegan alternatives, designed and produced to give you the most luxurious relaxing massage experience.
Even though we can’t offer you a salon experience right now, we hope to see you again soon and encourage you to make monthly massage a New Year’s Resolution.
For those of you that want to try self-massage, we have a very special offer.
If you purchase the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil (great for massaging), you will receive a complimentary Gift Voucher for a 30 Minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage or an Indian Head Massage.
You can read more about our restorative massage treatments here
And don’t forget, you can book ahead, for when the Salon does open again online here
Sound fab? We think so.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.