It's time to be honest with everyone!
It’s useless to pretend that brides and grooms-to-be are calm and relaxed in the weeks leading up to their weddings, when it’s just not true. No matter what you’re hearing from your bridesmaids, or groomsmen, what you're claiming, if you’re in the wedding planning group or the bride/groom, it’s time to face the facts. Being blasé about the wedding just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Even though this is an event to remember for the rest of your life, the days of leading up to the wedding are full of angst, stress and general nervousness - basically, not a good place to be!
So, what can you do to ease the pressure and help release the pent up tension and stress before one of the most important days of your life? We’re glad you asked because one of the very best things we can do for our brides and grooms is to gently, (but resolutely) nudge them in the direction of a good, old, hearty massage - a great wedding party option, too!
Not only will a relaxing massage help to calm and soothe even the most stressed out bride or groom, but this ancient practice has a multitude of health benefits as well. Want to know more? Let’s knead these knots out …
Massage has a wealth of health benefits (and health is wealth)
Massages are one of those difficult to find, gorgeous anomalies of life. Most of us would find it hard to source something that feels as magical as a massage, while being great for us physically, as well as mentally, too. It’s like having a guilty pleasure you don’t have to hide from anyone and when was the last time you had one of those, right? It’s a keeper in our opinion - like ice cold homemade lemonade on a boiling summer day minus all the sinful associated culpabilities.
Massage has a wide assortment of properties that improve health, such as 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 bachelorette (or bachelor) party idea! A massage won’t only assist with taking care of a stressed out bride, but will also be a unique memorable experience - basically, it’s a win-win!
Massage is an Ancient Solution, Worth its Weight in Gold
Massage has been practiced by our ancestors for centuries now. Used in regions such as India, China, Greece and Egypt (to mention a few) massage was once a wonderful necessity rather than the luxury it is in the modern world, and was widely recognized as a vital precautionary measure to keeping sickness away. Unfortunately, the concept of massage has slowly been eroded as a potential healing solution to one that many of us assign as extra spending money. However, there is now significant evidence that proclaims massage as a therapeutic solution to many of the common day ailments we all encounter - one that not only saves us money in the future as a precautionary measure instead of a cure (with diseases such as stress, etc. going untreated for prolonged periods), but best of all, as a completely natural option! It’s the perfect answer for brides or grooms that require some much needed unwinding before their big days!
Massage Doesn’t Just Make You Feel Good, It Makes You Look Good, Too
When you’re feeling good on the inside, it shows on the outside, too! This is probably the single most important feeling any bride or groom should be experiencing on his/her big day! Remember the saying, beauty is only skin deep? Though this may be true for our souls (another blog post topic), when it relates to our health, it is an entirely different matter. When we feel healthy on the inside, it’s going to show on the outside.
This is why we’re constantly being assaulted with messages of how we need to pay more attention to what we put into our bodies. For decades, medical research has strongly suggested a pivotal correlation between stress and ailments such as the cold and flu, alongside more serious life threatening diseases such as cancer, as well. Plus, sickness and feeling under the weather is the last thing any bride or groom wants to have to deal with on their wedding day, so massage is a lifesaver, literally! A relaxing massage helps to destroy anxiety, which in turn makes us feel and look better!
The peaceful calmness that lasts long after a massage is completed should be reason enough to gift this wonderful art our ancestors have been using for centuries to our favorite bride or groom-to-be. Massage is an amazing gift for anyone and frankly, who deserves some tender loving care more than a new bride or groom? No one, that’s who! :)
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Do you have any inspiring massage stories to share that could help brides/grooms-to-be and/or those organizing the most memorable party there ever was? Let us know in the comments section!
Mituri is the Marketing/PR Lead for Nim-Véda Australia, a company dedicated to the provision of an Organic based Ayurvedic Personal Care Range & Certified Organic/Organic High Quality Gourmet Raw Ingredients from India & Australia. Mituri writes for a variety of Print Magazines, Online Health Publications and Natural Product Science Journals in the general well-being, Health & Organic Space.
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