sports, building snowmen, passing through all of the holiday lights and gathering around with
people we love. The holidays are truly a spectacular, magical period of time that allow us to
reflect on the past year while also generating hope for the future; as we’re thinking about what
type of gift we’d like to give those we love this holiday season, perhaps it’s time to consider
something not only practical, but incredibly beneficial for the mind, body and spirit – something
our loved ones need but may not be thinking about getting for themselves.
According to previous studies conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association
(AMTA), only about 19% of Americans between 2017 and 2018 received at least one massage,
and only 31% of adult Americans received a massage in the past five years of their lives.
People who’ve sought out massage therapy in the past have done so for some very valid
- For health reasons, such as for pain management, injury rehabilitation or to improve
- To help them better manage soreness, stiffness and muscle spasms
- To find relief from pain, which could’ve been caused by sports injuries, accidents, stress
- For enhanced relaxation in a busy world
As friends and family members are skiing, sledding, and getting actively involved in the heaps of
snow that winter provides us, it’s quite likely that their bodies are reaping the repercussions –
and the fun can quickly end if they fall, slip, trip, or find themselves aching after such strenuous
activities. With all that time out in the cold, massage therapy can bring loved ones a great sense
Holiday Tip: Provide Your Loved Ones with Something They Need
There’s a long list of items that can easily be bought at the store, but gifts that nourish and
rejuvenate – like massage therapy – are hard to come by and are incredibly valuable. Family
members who spend a lot of time outdoors but have a difficult time treating themselves to
something much-needed will greatly appreciate it, and it can easily serve as a gentle reminder
for them to take care of themselves.
For sports enthusiasts this winter holiday season, massage therapy could be the most practical
gift to receive – and if you’re a winter sports enthusiast yourself, you may find that it’s a
wonderful gift to experience massage therapy alongside your friends and family.
Holiday Massage Therapy Packages at Bodies in Balance
At Bodies in Balance, there are two exciting packaging options that can be used through the
Winter Package: This particular package is designed to allow 240 minutes to be used towards
all services offered (besides hot stone sessions). Individuals will have four 60-minute sessions,
to be used within 60 days.
Hot Stone Package: For winter sports enthusiasts who need some serious relaxation, this
package provides three 90-minute hot stone massage sessions that can be used within 60
If you’d like to inquire about these packages, for yourself or your loved ones, contact Bodies in
Bodies in Balance is an exceptional massage therapy practice based in Flagstaff, AZ,
that aims to help clients relieve pain, improve athletic performance, and reduce stress
with high-quality therapeutic bodywork and outstanding customer service. To schedule
your next much-needed massage, call us today at 928-853-5765. With therapists who
have years of experience - and with an emphasis placed on personalized wellness plans -
you’ll have no problem moving forward with a massage therapy regime that will uplift
your mind, body and spirit to new heights.