For some, it’s become a tradition, before the ball is finished descending in Times Square and the confetti has yet to hit the floor, most of us already have made our New Year’s resolutions and possibly broken them.
But, let’s give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. Every December, as we indulge in various holiday treats, we promise ourselves that once the New Year arrives, we will take better care of our bodies, minds and spirits.
The reasons behind these resolutions vary from person to person, but invariably, they are a reaction to the differing stresses that play such a major part in our daily lives. Job stress, family issues and a host of other outside factors provide the motivation to get in shape and learn to cope. And according to a recent study, many Americans are making massage one of their top New Year’s resolutions.
Did you know that three out of four Americans (75 percent) claim their New Year’s resolution is to focus on taking better care of themselves and achieving a more complete work/life balance? The majority of Americans believe massage is an effective way to relieve stress and a great way to relax as compared to other methods such as drinking a glass of wine or another alcoholic beverage or even exercising.
A recent study revealed that 76 percent of respondents believe relaxation is very important to health and wellness, with 73 percent of respondents rating massage as either extremely relaxing or very relaxing, compared to 51 percent who said exercise was extremely relaxing and 29 percent who opted for a glass of wine or a cocktail to relax. Sixty-eight percent of respondents agreed that regular massage therapy is an important part of overall physical health and well-being, and 52 percent said they would like to receive a massage product or service as a gift.
Widdoss Therapeutic Massage offers a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Couple’s Massages, Prenatal massages as well as stretching. Call us at 205-394-5900 to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed professional massage therapists or visit our website at www.wtmmassage.com fill out a contact form and we’ll call you.