By Heather Listhartke

The holiday season can be a particularly hard time to stay on a healthy path. Shopping deadlines, family gatherings, travel and other things are stress triggers for many. On top of stress, we are presented with lots of unhealthy food options and it becomes easy to fall into some unhealthy habits. But here are 3 ways to stay healthy through the holidays.




1.Elements Massage
Massage has been used for centuries for relaxation and there’s really nothing better than a massage to work out holiday stress. The combination of the calming atmosphere plus the massage will relax and also rejuvenate you.

Elements Massage offers one of the most popular types of massage: the deep tissue massage. Though it helps you to relax, the ultimate goal is your wellness and healing. The deep tissue massage works deep in your muscles to smooth and lengthen them and increase flexibility. It also works to strengthen and heal deep scar tissue and release knotted muscles to relieve pain and renew your bodily energy.

A popular massage technique is the use of essential oils, which not only helps the body relax, but also helps the body protect itself. Eucalyptus is one of the most popular and often used for congestion and headache relief. It’s also great for treating pain, disinfecting skin, and stimulating the immune system. Lavender is great for promoting relaxation and relieving anxiety, depression, and respiratory problems. Many massage therapists combine their oils for each client. Oils as a whole generally promote mental, physical, and emotional health.

What better way to get through the holiday stress than to take a moment for yourself by getting a massage. You’ll feel relaxed and ready to tackle your next holiday project.

Visit Elements Massage in Franklin at 539 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin. Visit them online or call 615-771-0003 to book your appointment today.