It happens every year. We make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, to stop smoking, or to hit the gym. And by the time the Christmas tree comes down, we’ve broken them all. Maybe the issue is that we’re setting an unattainable target. According to Lynn Bufka, PhD, “It is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes. It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on January 1 can help you reach whatever it is you strive for.” She adds, “Remember, it is not the extent of the change that matters, but rather the act of recognizing that lifestyle change is important and working toward it, one step at a time.”
She encourages that we start small -- make resolutions that you think you can keep. If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule three or four days a week at the gym instead of seven. And focus on changing one behavior at a time.
At Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, we feel the easiest resolution to keep – and one that will make a healthy lifestyle change in your life – is scheduling regular monthly massages. The Mayo Clinic’s studies on the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. They believe, and some studies have indeed proven, that massage may also be helpful for myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, and much more.
And we’ve made it easy to keep this resolution by offering a monthly massage and facial at an affordable rate with no long-term commitments and a host of benefits such as automatic Rewards Points that help you earn free services, discounts on all products, access to member-only specials, and member pricing on gift cards that is almost 50% off guest pricing.
So make your 2017 Resolution a healthy one that you’re going to love to keep all year long!
*Introductory Offers valid for first visits. Not valid for gift cards. Services include 50 minute hands-on service and time allotted for dressing and consultation. Prices and services are subject to change and may vary by location. Offers may not be combined. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas are independently owned and operated franchise locations.