DISCLAIMER: I know in my previous blog I said I would offer some solutions for personal and professional boundary transference, but I wanted to squeeze in a quick entry about Thanksgiving and the holidays first. Please look for the blog I promised some time next week. Happy Thanksgiving!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, pie – and a whole mess of sides – can pretty much take up the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend. First, there’s the time it takes to prepare all these dishes. Then there’s the devouring of them all. Then the recovery from the feast. Then the clean up. Then the non-stop football and leftovers.
With so much personal indulgence, it seems like a silly idea to mention the prospect of another indulgence, massage therapy, as part of your Thanksgiving routine. But there are some compelling reasons to do so.
First, and almost always foremost, is massage therapy’s amazing therapeutic benefits.
In line with massage therapy’s relief of medical and other health-related conditions, there is, of course, the de-stressing, energizing effect that massage therapy has on people. This can help shake off the after-meal torpor that can often turn the four-day holiday into a stay-on-the-couch-and-snooze fest (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But a post-feast massage can help make sure that you make the most of your weekend, providing you with the energy you need to get outdoors, see your relatives, or enjoy another Thanksgiving weekend activity that is almost as common as turkey these days: shopping.
When you are at the shopping malls this weekend, and throughout the holidays, be sure to look for professional massage therapists who will surely have their chairs set up at malls across the country. Take advantage of their often-free therapeutic touch to help power you through the holiday season.
And, of course, let’s not forget that while massage is a great treat to give to yourself, it’s also a great gift to give to others. Be it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday/special occasion, certificates for free massages can be a great present to give to the people you truly appreciate and love. Give them the opportunity to pamper themselves and get the rest and relaxation they deserve and enjoy. JoyLife Therapeutics offers massage therapy certificates that can be redeemed anytime at the place of the recipient’s choosing, perfect for anyone, especially those with hectic lives who can never seem to take a break (so all of us).
Be sure to treat everyone on your list this holiday season, including yourself, and be sure that the wonders of massage therapy stay with you all year and especially during the holidays.