I cannot say it enough; self-care is essential for your mind, body, and spirit. Even when you don’t think you can squeeze another thing into your schedule, make self-care a priority!
- Maria Hogan
Don’t Forget About You
The Holidays are a time when we find ourselves mostly thinking about our family, friends, and loved ones. As wonderful as this can be, it also can be a huge stressor and interfere with our personal well-being. So as much it is a time for giving and being thankful, it’s also important to make sure you find some quality time for yourself. Sometimes self-care is the best thing you can do, and everyone that surrounds you will benefit—and there’s no better place to treat yourself than Incentives Spa, a fantastic place with so many self-care options.
Acupuncture Alleviates Stress
Stress can interrupt the flow of energy throughout our entire body. Stress isn’t a stand-alone symptom; it comes with a bunch of unwanted side effects, like weakening the immune system, heightening anxiety, elevating blood pressure, and encouraging habits we want to avoid like overeating or smoking. There are so many ways you can self-care this holiday season, and one way is Acupuncture. It can help energy flow more smoothly and alleviate the stress and anxiety one might experience during the holidays.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural feel-good hormone and reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol. This helps stress levels by releasing endorphins, which are natural pain killers in the body. These endorphins are why people feel and experience a natural high after the treatment.
Then There’s Massage
Another great way to treat yourself to self-care is Massage therapy. Massage can alleviate stress and improve your mood by stimulating feel-good hormones, stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, and promoting relaxation. It can also help release muscle tension that tends to worsen when we are stressed.
And Let’s Not Forget CBD
Feel like there is no time for an appointment? Come into the spa and grab yourself a bottle of our CBD oil or gummies. Many recent studies have shown CBD is effective at reducing anxiety. It helps increase serotonin levels in the brain, a chemical in your body that plays a role in your mood, sleep, digestion, and behavior.
These are just a few of the many things we offer to help you unwind and decompress; we also offer the most relaxing facials, amazing manicures, and pedicures. Our hair detox and a simple blowout can make you feel rejuvenated and ready for anything the holidays might throw at you.
It’s Your Time – Just Do It!
Book your appointments as soon as possible. I cannot say it enough; self-care is essential for your mind, body, and spirit. Even when you don’t think you can squeeze another thing into your schedule, make self-care a priority!! You deserve it!
About the Author
Maria Hogan is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. She graduated with a Masters Degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where she currently is a Professor and Supervisor to students in the Massage Clinic.
Maria is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of Chinese Medicine.
Believing the body should be treated as a whole, she uses many modalities to treat various conditions.