As you age you tend to slow down and often get so carried away caring for your family that you forget about your own health. Many women will often neglect themselves until their children have left home. Then one day they spy themselves in the mirror and wonder what happened!
We are sure you can easily relate to this, the good news is that you can do something about it. Your health is important and it is never too late to start getting in more exercise and eating healthier. Another way you can pamper yourself and make yourself feel younger is by taking a massage at a spa or beauty parlour.
If you have never experienced a massage before you will be in for a treat! They are relaxing and you will leave the spa feeling like a million bucks, and wondering why you never treated yourself to one before.
There are various types of massage available today and some have roots that date back thousands of years. One of these ancient massage types is Thai massage and it is a little different from the normal type of massage that you may be thinking of.
A Thai massage uses pressure from the practitioner and they will often use their hands and feet on your body. This is actually not painful at all if performed correctly and can help alleviate many types of health issues and ailments.
A Thai massage is done while you are wearing loose fitting clothing, another reason why some older people prefer it. Plus no oils or creams are used, just applied pressure. This type of massage often lasts for one hour and many people take a massage for 90 minutes at a time. If you are new to massages you may want to work your way up to this length of time.
During your massage session your practitioner or therapist will place your body into different positions. Many of these poses will remind you of yoga poses. If you have any health concerns it is important to let your therapist know. This way they can be treated during your massage session.
Other types of massage include those where you are completely undressed and then wrapped in a towel. Aromatic oils and creams are often used as well. In addition there are hot massages and Swedish massage methods. This is why it is important to look into your massage choices ahead of time. You don’t want to book the wrong type of massage and then be embarrassed or upset with your experience.
If your children have recently left home then a wonderful massage is the perfect way to make yourself feel younger again. You may even find that you enjoy your massage so much that they become a regular feature in your lifestyle, why not take your husband along too?