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5 Wellness Tips to Start the New Year

Author: Massage Heights
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As we step into a new year, it’s a great time to reprioritize our wellness. The holidays have passed with all the delicious treats and lots of hustle and bustle. And while it is a festive and fun time of year, it can also get us out of our routines and leave us feeling sluggish. Here are five wellness tips to help you kickstart the new year with a rejuvenated body and serene mind. 

 1. Schedule Regular Massage Sessions:  

Studies show that getting a massage once a month can improve your sleep, improve your mood, promote better circulation and boost your immunity. By making massage therapy a consistent part of your self-care routine, you can release tension, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being.  Whether it is a Swedish massage for relaxation or a deep tissue massage for muscle recovery, the benefits are numerous. Our membership program allows you to consistently incorporate massage into your routine, and there are many perks. You receive complimentary aromatherapy, 50% off non-member pricing, and much more, and to welcome in the new year, we have a member special happening right now. 

2. Explore Different Massage Techniques:  

There's a myriad of massage modalities and additional treatments, each catering to specific needs, to enhance your massage service. Modalities are the different approaches to massage. Swedish is perfect for general relaxation, while Deep Tissue is for those stubborn knots holding on tight in the muscle.  

Then we have our Elevations and add-ons. Hot stones warm up the muscles and help increase relaxation. Not a fan of deep tissue pressure but still have a tough knot? Try Dynamic Cupping to pull the tension out. Have an old injury that just needs a little extra attention? Targeted CBD Therapy might be perfect for you. Experiment with several styles and discover what works best for your body. 

3. Prioritize Mindfulness: 

Make it a resolution to prioritize mindfulness in the new year by incorporating meditation or grounding techniques into your routine. We have some free meditations available online to get you started.  

Still haven’t mastered mediation? There are lots of easy grounding techniques you can use anywhere. All you need to do is t a deep breath in, but before you get to the top, take another inhale. Then, expel all your air with an exhale. That's it! A double inhale followed by a long exhale. During a massage, practice mindfulness by focusing on your breath and being present in the moment. Carry this mindfulness into your daily life to cultivate a sense of calm and clarity.  

4. Reset your sleep routine:  

Your holidays may have included some late nights and changes in routine. This is the perfect time to establish or re-set your nightly routine. When you follow this consistently, your steps of getting ready for bed can teach your brain that doing them means it’s time to wind down and go to sleep. Overtime this can help you fall asleep faster. 

 5. Combine Massage with a Healthy Lifestyle: 

Massage therapy complements a healthy lifestyle. Most adults strive to have some sort of fitness resolution as the new year starts, we recommend combining it with regular massage therapy to maximize the benefits.  A massage after exercise helps by flushing waste products and toxins out of the muscle and stimulates the body's healing process. As you start 2024 wellness goals, aim for a balanced diet, sufficient sleep, regular exercise and monthly massages for holistic well-being. 


As you embark on a new year, embrace the power of massage therapy as a key component of your wellness journey. By incorporating these tips into your routine, you'll not only enhance your physical health but also foster a renewed sense of balance and vitality for the months ahead. Cheers to a year filled with self-care, relaxation, and well-deserved moments of bliss!  

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