Moms are stressed out pretty much all the time. I know for me there aren’t many days where I don’t feel at least a little stressed.
I love getting a massage at the spa but for most of us, that’s a rare treat. Taking the time and the money to allow someone to rub us down with essential oil for an hour while soothing music plays just doesn’t happen.
But getting a massage can have such amazing benefits for our bodies. Especially us mamas who are on our feet a lot, carry the majority of the parenting burden during the day and don’t get much time to unwind and relax.
A foot massage can:
- reduce stress hormones
- enhance attentiveness
- alleviate depression symptoms
- reduce pain
- improve your mood
A good foot rub makes you feel happier!
The people over at The Mayo Clinic says massage can be a powerful tool in relaxation and stress-relief… and if there is anyone that needs that it’s MOMS!
You don’t need a ton of money or an afternoon at the spa to do this.
First of all, if you have a partner, trading foot rubs is a great way to spend time together and stay connected. Pick a day or two each week that you plan to do foot rubs. Grab some lotion, set a timer for 10-15 minutes each, and massage away.
You can also give yourself a foot rub!
It’s always more relaxing when someone else is giving the massage, but here is a quick run down on how to do it yourself. You will still reap the benefits.
And guess what? There is a super awesome machine that will do a Shiatsu foot massage any time you want! Put that on your Christmas wish list ASAP!
However you get your foot rubs, mama, make sure you are finding a way to make this simple wellness activity a priority in your life. ♥
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.