The holiday season has finally arrived once again! It’s that magical time of the year that’s packed with seasonal activities, family fun, and holiday cheer. Though, as any parent knows, this brief season comes with its downsides. The holiday stress, the hectic shopping, and the limited timeframe to do it all in. It’s a tough balancing act that can actually dampen your holiday experience. Denver massage therapy can help you get a lot more out of the holidays. Let’s explain the various ways that massage therapy can help you out.

The Best Remedy For Holiday Stress in Denver: Massage Therapy

We’re all familiar with the stressful nature of the holidays. You have to shop for the best presents, squeeze in holiday activities, and put up with your in-laws. On top of it all, you still have to meet your work deliverables and manage your personal life! Holiday stress can really build up in a short amount of time. Amidst the chaos of this stressful season, it’s more than worthwhile to treat yourself too.

Massage therapy is the best way to reduce your stress during the holiday season. Time and again, studies have proven that massage therapy is an effective way to lower stress. After a single session, you’ll walk away feeling happier, more confident, and less stressed out. Give yourself an early holiday present with some Denver massage therapy.

The Perfect Holiday Gift in Denver: Massage Therapy

Finding the perfect present for each family member is not always easy. You have to grapple with their personal preferences and your budget, all while you second guess yourself at every turn. “What should I buy? Will they enjoy it? Is there a better present that I haven’t found yet?” You can save yourself some trouble by giving the gift of self-care to your family members.

Massage therapy is one of the best gifts that just about anyone can receive! At our Denver massage therapy studio, we practice a wide variety of therapeutic massage techniques. That just means there’s a massage technique for everyone in the family! From chronic pain sufferers to those who just want a relaxing afternoon massage. It’s the perfect gift for any family member.

At Wayfare Wellness, we offer gift certificates for our Denver massage therapy sessions. These certificates are very thoughtful gifts for any time of the year, but especially during the holidays. Does your dad suffer from recurring neck pains? Nothing alleviates chronic pain quite like massage therapy. Do you want to show your mom how much you appreciate her? The self-care gift of a massage therapy session could be the perfect gift for her.

An Excellent Reason To Visit Downtown Denver

The holidays wouldn’t be special without holiday festivities. What better place to participate in those festivities than in downtown Denver. Massage therapy gives you the perfect excuse to brave the cold weather and spend an afternoon in downtown Denver.

Downtown Denver has no shortage of fun festivities and holiday cheer! From the annual Parade of Lights and the Mile High Tree to the festive ice rinks and seasonal markets, there’s plenty to see and to do. Bring the family for a fun-filled afternoon! While your significant other takes the kids to sit on Santa’s lap, you can sneak off for a quick session of massage therapy.

Let’s not forget that the streets of downtown Denver are packed with incredible shops and stores. If you need to get some holiday shopping done, you can easily take care of it right after your massage! Our office is conveniently located right off of 16th Street Mall. So, you’ll be within walking distance of all the stores that you need to wrap up your holiday shopping.

Make The Most Of The Holidays In Denver With Massage Therapy

Wayfare Wellness would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. We hope your celebrations are festive and jolly all the way through. Just remember, we’re here to help make your holidays a little more special. Whether you need gift certificates or de-stressing massage sessions, a little self-care can go a long way during the holidays. Take advantage of it and make the most out of the festive season!

Book your first session of Denver massage therapy today!

Published in Self Care
Friday, 01 December 2017 12:39

How To Handle Holiday Stress

They say the holiday season is the most joyful time of the year, but as many of us know, the holidays come with busy schedules, high stress and a never ending to-do list. In an effort to host the perfect holiday dinner, we find ourselves pushing our own priorities to the wayside as our houses fill with family members and our tables fill with food.

Whether you drew the short straw this year and are having holiday festivities at your house or you are hostess extraordinaire and do every holiday at your house every year, the responsibility does not come with out pressure. We've got the guide to help you manage your stress (and your family) this holiday season!

How Do I Handle Holiday Stress?

Set Clear Expectations

The key to handling holiday stress is making sure you don't keep your thoughts and needs to yourself. Your family, no matter how close, can't read your mind! If your kitchen can't handle a multiple course meal, ask your guests to bring a side, salad or dessert while you handle the main dish. If you don't have enough beds for everyone who's traveling far, let your family know the details of hotels that are nearby. We often find ourselves bending over backwards to accommodate visitors, but more than likely your family will just be happy to see and spend time with you and honesty up front will help everyone stay stress and tension free so you can enjoy the company.

Make A Plan

Another way to beat the holiday stress is by planning ahead. Whether your dining room table is too small for a large dinner party and you need a few extra chairs or you need to re-arrange the furniture to accommodate a walker or wheelchair, making arrangements early helps you avoid last minute chaos when your guests start to arrive.

The same can be said if you have a great aunt who likes to toss not-so-subtle insults your direction or a cousin who brings up your high-school ex. It's easy to let comments from family, who know you best, get under your skin. When you can anticipate what may amp up your temper, you can also prepare a response that will keep the holiday celebration stress-free.

Plan A Recovery Time

The best way to fight holiday stress is to acknowledge that it will be there. As the host, be sure that you plan some time for yourself to recover between or after the major events. Whether you need a few minutes away from the crowd to check-in with your friends or want to turn in early instead of staying up half the night to reminisce, do it! You owe it to yourself to recuperate so that you can enjoy the time that you are with your guests.

Do Less, Enjoy More

Last, but not least, managing holiday stress can be as easy as just not stressing. Your family wants to enjoy your company, they aren't concerned with how clean your house is or how many different desserts you prepared. So, don't worry about it. Do what you would normally do for the people who live in your house every day and enjoy the family that has come to visit you.

With all that the holidays bring, it's important to take the time to appreciate the family and friends who make them so special. Handling stress during the holidays is not an easy task, especially when your everyday life is also moving at warp speed. With our guide to managing holiday stress, you can make yourself a priority while truly enjoy your holiday season with your family.

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