Recently I visited my local bank and was working with a very nice bank professional who was interested in what I did. She told me she loved massage therapy so of course I asked her when was your last massage? She said about a year ago.
This same woman complained of the stress in her life and all the tension in her shoulders and with my trained eye I could see a lot more health issues there. She said she had a gift certificate for a massage but said she was waiting until she was really hurting to use it. YIKES… this is NOT GOOD.
When you wait so long to get any type of body work your first session is not only a lot of work on the therapist but also can cause additional soreness for a few days as trigger points, knots and muscles are stretched and released. That’s why regular self care is soooo important. It’s not a luxury. If you make it a luxury you will find yourself in a body you aren’t happy with. We must put ourselves on the list to CARE FOR. For over a decade my favorite therapy of choice was the Raindrop Technique. I have given probably a thousand and taught others how to do this simple essential oil technique in their profession or just for their loved ones.
I have personally benefited from regular Raindrop Techniques and they’ve helped me through some difficult physical and emotional times in my life. Clients who put Raindrop as part of their regular Self Care were healthier and happier than those who only “treated” themselves once or twice a year. This Valentine’s Day and every day I’d like you remind you of the importance of Self Care. Sometimes we look at massage therapy, chiropractic care, or even a spa pedicure or facial as a luxury, but I would encourage you that they are not.
Before you give me the money excuse, there are plenty of ways to take care of yourself at home. Just soaking your feet in some hot water and Epsom salts with a few drops of essential oils can relax your whole body. Or what about an essential oil bath? For families on a budget, ask your spouse for a 20 minute back massage or foot rub. Look up on Pinterest some neat facial ideas with ingredients you already have in your home. Winter can be challenging especially for those of us in the North where cold and snow may keep us indoors more than we want. It’s easy to fall prey to a mild seasonal affect disorder or mild depression.
Regular self care can help prevent this. Make it a plan to do something for yourself no matter how small once a week. This might seem like a lot if the last time you took care of your feet or body was 2 years ago. Make a plan and do one thing to take care of yourself this week.
When you are done, leave a comment below and let me know what you did. You have 7 days to do something. One of you who leaves a comment will win a fun Heart Filled Gift. Watch this video I recorded in 2011:
Sorry if you are in my town, I don’t do hands on Raindrop Therapy right now but can refer you to a highly trained therapist in the area. Have a great Valentine’s Day! I love and appreciate you and want to see you taking care of YOU!
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. It’s strictly for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes ONLY. The products I talk about are not meant to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any illness or disease. Any information I give you about them is for informational or entertainment purposes only. They have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. Please seek the qualified health professional of your choice when making health decisions for yourself, your family and your pets.