A friendly note from your local
Shiatsu Therapist, Kate Wilson.
Self-care = Taking care of oneself.
It goes hand and hand with self love. We show our bodies self love by practicing self-care.
It is reality that many people struggle to practice consistent self-care.
Are you the person that waits until you are in great pain before you decide to do something about it?
Have you ever thrown your back out while brushing your hair?
Do you experience neck tension because you are so overwhelmed with all that you are carrying?
Did you pull your groin while bending down to tie up your child's hockey skates?
Do you find yourself clumsy and feeling out of sorts?
Did you push your body through an extreme workout, spending no time stretching, to then wake the next morning with muscular discomfort?
You may have a different story, but one common denominator is a deficiency in self-care. There may be a time when you find yourself in a waiting room of one or many different healthcare professionals because of the concern or discomfort that you are experiencing. Then later, you realize that the situation could have been treated earlier or possibly avoided if you had listened to your body and practiced self-care more intently.
Everyday, we demand greatness from our bodies and put them through all types of situations. How do we expect our body to maintain a state of balance, e.g. homeostasis, if we don’t do the self-care practices along the way. These practices allow for replenishment of resources, rest, and repair. The body is amazing, and it can handle many things asked of it, but it also has its limitations and warning signals.
The body will communicate to you when it is running low on resources, and indicate what requires attention. It's up to you to respond to these signals.
Self-care doesn’t have to feel like work, or an inconvenience to you. Life is amazing and so is the body, so make your life the best it can be and treat your body with more grace and gratitude giving self-care to your mind and body everyday.
It's time for:
EVERYBODY DESERVES A MASSAGE WEEK!!!
For the week of July 20 - July 26, 2015
Purchase a 60/75-minute treatment and
receive an epsom salt/essential oil
foot soak with your treatment.