The Olive Massage Self Care Routine Checklist

By August 30, 2022News
self care routine checklist

Massage therapy can have a huge impact on your physical health and well-being. Each massage treatment available has its own unique set of health benefits. This ensures that there’s something out there for every single client to enjoy.

It’s important to make time for your mental health & well-being and we understand that the stress of everyday life can often make it difficult for people to focus on self-care.

At Olive Massage we love to reinforce the importance of taking time out to care for your mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.

Here are 10 things a massage can help you to tick off your self-care checklist:


  • Reduce your screen time

Digital eyestrain is caused by spending too much time in front of a screen, whether at work or by scrolling through social media. Screen time can cause headaches and vision problems if you strain your eyes for too long. A massage is a perfect time to close your eyes and give yourself a well-deserved screen time break.

  • Enable mindfulness

Enjoying the present moment with a relaxing massage is a great way to enable mindfulness to take over. Sitting still and being fully aware of your surroundings can decrease anxiety and promote mental wellbeing. Knowing that you have no responsibility other than to relax during your massage is a great way to escape from the demands of daily life.

  • Increase sleep quality

Massage increases melatonin production in the body which increases your chance of a good night’s sleep. Aiming for at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep can be achieved by reducing stress and anxiety.

  • Distract from work-related stress

A massage is a great way to escape from work-related stress. Just a quick 20-minute corporate massage can boost your concentration and productivity at work. Allowing your brain time to rest will recharge your batteries and improve your work-life balance and wellbeing.

  • Release muscle tension

Getting rid of any aches, pains, and knots in the body can boost your morale and increase your mobility. Not having to suffer from tight or sore muscles can get you exercising to your best ability and moving around freely and comfortably.

  • Reduce heart rate and blood pressure

The reduction in heart rate and blood pressure can last up to 72 hours after your massage treatment. This leaves a huge positive impact on your health and wellbeing even days after treatment. Well-regulated blood pressure can increase performance on memory and cognition.

  • Improve digestive issues

Massage can reduce digestive issues and relieve cramps and constipation. Digestive issues are often a symptom of high-stress levels. Massage is great for not just your mental health but the physical symptoms of stress as well.

  • Increase mind and body connection

Increasing your mind and body connection can help you to feel gratitude for the present moment and fully focus on the comforting and calming effects of your massage. Increasing your mind, body, and spirit connection can put life back into perspective again.

  • Encourage self-love

Spending quality time pampering yourself is always time well spent. A massage can encourage self-love as it enables you to work on yourself both mentally and physically. Looking after yourself will have a positive effect on everyone around you as you’ll be noticeably less stressed.

  • Increase serotonin

Massage increases your feel-good hormones such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. These positive hormones boost your mood, sharpen your thinking, and make you feel calmer.

You can book into any of our treatment rooms for a massage in Leeds or Wakefield today. Don’t forget to leave us a review after your visit.


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