Roses, chocolates, a nice dinner… it’s all been done for Valentine’s Day. While material items can be sentimental and express your love for someone, our favorite type of gift is a massage.
Although many of us understand the importance of taking care of ourselves, we often do not find the time to do it. Gifting your Valentine a massage impacts their health and happiness in a positive way.
At Healing Hands, we focus on balancing the mind, body, and spirit through massage therapy. The health and wellness our students learn derive from using natural practices that benefit our entire being. Our campuses in Escondido, Laguna Hills, and Kearny Mesa all hold courses in a variety of modalities that bring different types of health benefits.
Treat your significant other (and yourself) to a form of self-care, connection, and health through massage therapy.
Here’s why you should gift your special someone with a massage this Valentine’s Day:
They Relieve Stress
Do you notice your significant other feeling stressed out too often? Massage therapy is the perfect way to help them unwind from their busy schedules. This form of natural therapy calms down the nervous system by decreasing the stress hormone cortisol, helping them feel refreshed. Some of our favorite types of massage that promotes deep relaxation are Hot Stone Massage and Ayurvedic Massage.
They Boost Your Mood
It is no secret that massage therapy makes us happier. With any modality being practiced, massage therapy boosts your “feel-good” hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. This helps clients maintain a balanced mood, creating a renewed feeling. Your Valentine will leave feeling fulfilled in their mind, body, and soul.
They Reduce Pain
Nobody ever wants to see the people they love suffering from physical discomfort. One of the biggest reasons why massage therapy is beneficial is because it relieves pain. If your Valentine has been experiencing discomfort from things such as muscle knots and tension, gifting them a massage is the best way to alleviate their body. Through specific bodywork modalities, massage therapy aids help the body release stubborn knots and increases their flexibility, creating a long-lasting positive effect.
They Are Healthy For Your Heart
Not only is February about Valentine’s Day, but it is also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Therefore, it is important to create healthy habits that will help prevent disease. Massage therapy is a great way to boost your heart’s health. By helping your blood circulate through the body more easily, your body will begin to reap the benefits. Better blood circulation results in lowered blood pressure and reduced heart rate.
With so many things to get done in a day, it can be hard to re-center and be present in every moment. Giving your special someone the gift of a massage is a thoughtful way to bring them peace and boost their health.
Even if you do not have a Valentine this year, massage therapy is one of the best ways to practice self-love. When you book a massage at our Student Clinic in Escondido, Laguna Hills, or Kearny Mesa, you will receive two 60-minute massages for the price of just one.
Interested in becoming a massage therapist? Our Spring Session is officially available for registration! Check out what courses we are offering in each campus here.