She sacrificed her own comfort and luxuries to ensure that you had everything you needed growing up. Now it’s time to take care of her…

Did you know that regular massages and pamper treatments have been shown to combat stress, anxiety, insomnia, and even help with back and joint pain. Spa treatments are not just luxuries, they should be an essential part of every woman’s self-care routine.

Even if you’re far away, you can help take care of your mom with a personalised pamper package from around 300 spas nationwide!

What are the health benefits of massages?

Far from being just an occasional indulgence, regular massages should become part of every woman’s monthly self-care schedule. The health benefits of spa treatments and massages are extensive, and in today’s fast-paced, highly stressed, and physically demanding world, we all need a ‘pamper prescription’.

From a gentle Swedish massage to a deep sports or trigger-point massage, the therapist will target different areas of the body, depending on the client’s specific needs. Massage is not just for easing physical muscle or joint pain, it has a wide range of psychological benefits too.

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Massages for moms

Many moms feel guilty for spending time and money on themselves. They see spa treatments as ‘luxuries’ instead of essentials. But we all know that “when mom is happy, everyone is happy”.

So scheduling a ‘time-out’ is not a ‘waste of time’. Self-care actually helps moms manage the other aspects of their lives (including work and home responsibilities) more effectively.

Prenatal massage

For expectant mothers, massages have been proven to ease labour and shorten maternity hospital stays. Many women worry about the safety of massages during pregnancy, however, if your doctor has declared your pregnancy ‘low risk’, then massages can have wonderful benefits.

Prenatal massages can help relieve muscle aches, reduce swelling, improve circulation and mobility, and help to improve your overall mood.

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Psychological benefits

Studies have shown that massages help decrease anxiety, which leads to better sleep and greater energy to face the challenges ahead. Massages can also help improve concentration and creativity – something we all need a healthy dose of in our day-to-day routine!

Facial massages help moisturise the skin, and improve circulation and collagen production – giving the skin a glorious ‘glow’ as well as boosting self-esteem and overall skin health.

Pain relieving and immune boosting

Apart from the psychological benefits, the physical benefits of massages are also extensive. Treatments from skilled therapists have been shown to help ease back pain, release the tension in stressed muscles, and relieve migraine pain.

Spa treatments help your body to release endorphins (the feel-good hormones) which are the body’s natural pain killers and stress relievers.

Massages can also help improve circulation, and boost the body’s natural immunity. They even help burn calories! Studies show that a person weighing an average of 70 kilogrammes burns 67 calories during an hour-long massage.

Detox

Spa treatments are also a wonderful way for the body to detox. Massages encourage muscles to release toxins which have been stored up in the cells and lymphatic system. It’s always important to stay well hydrated following a massage to help the kidneys process the toxins and flush them out of the system.

Massages and spa treatments are good for your mind, body and soul. So go on, treat mom to a healthy spa pamper session this year, she’ll thank you!

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