AUTHOR: MITURI OF ‘NIM-VEDA AUSTRALIA’
Okay, so let’s tell the truth!
It’s frivolous to pretend that brides-to-be are cool cucumbers in the weeks leading up to their weddings, right?
No matter what you’re hearing from your bridesmaids, or saying if you’re in the wedding planning group to the blushing bride; we all know it’s time to face the facts.
Being blasé about the wedding just isn’t happening!
Though this is an event to remember for the rest of her life (for good reasons, hopefully), days leading up to the big event for most brides-to-be are full of angst, stress and general nervousness – I think we can all agree, not a good place to be.
So, what can we do to lessen the pressure and help release the pent up tension and stress before one of the most important days of her life?
We’re glad you asked, because one of the very best things you can do for your upcoming bride is to gently nudge them in the direction of a good, old, hearty massage – no pun intended. A great hen’s party option if you ask us!
Not only will a wholesome massage calm and sooth the stressed out bride, but this ancient practice has a multitude of health benefits as well.
Want to know more?
Let’s knead these knots out...
REASON 1: MASSAGE HAS A MULTITUDE OF HEALTH BENEFITS
Massage is one of those hard to find, beautiful inconsistencies of life. Most of us would be hard pressed finding something that feels as magical as massage while being great for us too.
It’s like having a guilty pleasure you don’t have to hide from anyone. If you ask us, it’s a keeper; like ice-cream in front of a warm fire on a freezing cold winter’s day (minus all of the sinful associated accountabilities).
Massage has a wide variety of properties that improves health; some of which include better blood circulation, improved flexibility and mobility, quicker rehabilitation of muscular injuries, reduced stress and much more. Here’s a more detailed list of massage benefits in case you still need some convincing on why this would be the ultimate hen’s party idea!
Regular massages help us take care of a stressed out bride and also serves as a unique and memorable experience –basically, it’s a win-win!
REASON 2: MASSAGE IS AN ANCIENT REMEDY, SO IT’S GOT TO BE GOOD
Massage has been used by our ancestors for centuries now.
Practiced in countries such as India, China, Greece and Egypt (to mention a few) massage was once a necessity instead of the luxury it is in the modern world, and it was believed to be a pivotal precautionary measure to keeping sickness away.
Unfortunately the concept of massage has slowly been degraded as a potential healing solution to one that many of us associate with extra money to spend. However, there is now considerable evidence that advocates massage as a therapeutic solution to many of the common day ailments we face. One that not only saves us money in the future as a precautionary means rather than a cure (in terms of diseases such as stress, etc. going untreated for too long), but best of all, one that is completely natural.
It’s a perfect solution for brides that need some much needed unwinding before their big days!
REASON 3: MASSAGE DOESN’T JUST MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD, IT MAKES YOU LOOK GOOD TOO
When you’re good on the inside it shows, which is probably the single most important feeling any bride should be experiencing on her day.
Remember the saying, beauty is only skin deep? Though this may be true for our souls (another blog topic!), when it comes to our health, it is an entirely different matter. When we feel healthy within, it’s probably going to show on the outside.
This is why we’re constantly being barraged with messages of how we need to pay more attention to what we put in our body. For years now, medical research has strongly suggested a significant correlation between stress and ailments such as the cold and flu, to more serious life threatening diseases as well.
And sickness and feeling under the weather is the last thing any bride is going to want to have to deal with on her wedding day, so massage is a lifesaver – literally!
In all honesty – stress is just one more thing to stress about. Massage helps to alleviate anxiety, which in turn makes us feel and look better.
The peaceful calmness that lasts long after a massage ends should be reason enough to gift this wonderful art our ancestors have been using for centuries to our favourite bride-to-be.
Massage is a wonderful gift for anyone, and frankly, who deserves some tender, loving care more than a new bride? No one!
Do you have any inspiring massage stories to share that could help brides to be and/or those organising the most memorable hen’s party there ever was? Let us know in the comments section.
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