Why are holidays so stressful? Its supposed to be a time to enjoy our loved ones, but for some, it ends up being exhausting physically and emotionally. Here's a spa treatment that takes you away from holiday mayhem, and provides the peaceful respite you crave.
Deep Sleep, Heavenly Peace was inspired by the holiday carol Silent Night, a beautiful song about the sleeping child, Jesus, in his manger. The song itself is like a lullaby, bringing a peace that transports you to a more relaxed state.
What is the Deep Sleep, Heavenly Peace Spa Treatment?
I've combined lavender and chamomile, the sleep herbs, for a head, neck and shoulder massage, a cuddly, warm cocoon and lavender eye mask, and an organic relaxation facial that features lymphatic massage, a gentle, rhythmic motion that relaxes the nervous system, with reflexology, an ancient technique that uses gentle pressure on vital reflexes of the the feet to balance the entire body, creating a supremely restful, healing experience.
Who would benefit from this spa treatment?
Most people fall right to sleep soon after the beginning of a reflexology treatment, and I use it quite often for clients who suffer from insomnia, or who are suffering from anxiety. The rejuvenating effects are also helpful for those suffering from depression. Studies have shown reflexology to provide pain relief people with cancer. The Deep Sleep, Heavenly Peace can be used for people with cancer with some slight modifications for the type of cancer. This treatment is also suitable for pregnant women, or new Moms who not have not had much restful sleep since the birth of their child.
When will it be available?
This treatment will be unveiled for the holiday season on the most stressful shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Online spa gift certificates for this service are available starting today.
Since many of my massage and skincare clients suffer from chronic anxiety, I’m sure this week’s events have caused more anxiety, disturbed sleep, worry, etc., even for those who don’t normally suffer from anxiety. Feeling anxious can be quite uncomfortable. Although this emotion gives us useful information from a mental health standpoint that we shouldn’t ignore, there are times when we need to just get through the day before we can process emotions. When you don't wish to turn to medication, square breathing is a useful tool. Here’s how to do it;
Note: do not do this while standing, driving or any other activity that requires your concentration. This technique can also cause mild dizziness if you’ve been breathing in a shallow manner all day, which is why its best to sit.
It works because you feel more in control, even of a little thing like breath; you’re slowing down and focusing; more oxygen is sent to the brain, and the heart rate slows.
This is good for most stressful, anxious situations, or when sleep is disrupted and your mind is racing in the middle of the night. Teach it to your kids who may suffer from test anxiety - it will help them focus and be calmer.
I wish you greater calmness in the days ahead, and hope this tool will be helpful to you and your loved ones.
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