What is self-care?
Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself so you stay physically, mentally and emotionally well.
What are the benefits of practicing self-care?
The benefits of practicing self-care are better physical, mental and emotional health and over all well-being.
What are the positive health benefits of practicing self-care?
Research suggests self-care promotes positive health outcomes; living longer, handling and managing stress and increasing our capacity for resilience. This generates an acceptance of reality, a sense of purpose and flexible thinking.
What counts as self-care?
Common examples of self-care include: maintaining a regular sleeping routine, eating healthy, spending time in nature, doing a hobby you enjoy, looking after your body and expressing gratitude. Self-care can look different for everyone, to count as self-care, the behaviour should promote health and happiness for you.
One of my suggestions for self-care ‘Revitalising you; mind, body and soul’, is Indian Head Massage.
Indian Head Massage is an Ayurvedic massage therapy in which the goal is to clear blocks in the meridians ‘energy channels’ which cause a build-up of negative energy. When energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up, causing common ailments, including stress and pain.
Indian head massage stimulates the nerves from the head area. This helps you to relax which, in turn, improves mental and physical health. It also increases circulation, exfoliates the scalp and nourishes the hair.
Physical Benefits you may notice are:
Improvement in quality of sleep. Dissipation of tension throughout the entire body and relaxation of specific, tense muscles. Improved blood and lymphatic circulation promoting swift removal of toxins from the body. Healthy, hair growth, relief from headaches, eye strain, sinusitis, jaw ache & tinitus.
Mental Health Benefits you may enjoy:
Reduction in emotional anxiety and stress. Feelings of well-being, relaxation, a sense of calmness and tranquillity. Relief from depression and a feeling of rejuvenation.
Indian Head Massage truly has many benefits of self-care and is one self-care treatment everyone should experience and enjoy. Love & light x Helen.