Reduce stress with a massage and enjoy life to the full
As we get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break we often find ourselves getting a little stressed.
That can lead to stress-related aches and pains, resulting in headaches and even migraines.
Being able to relax is one way to reduce stress, and is an important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Massage is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Pamper Me Massage and Beauty owner Maam Collis says massage provides not only relaxation for the body but also for the mind and spirit.
‘‘A relaxation massage makes you feel refreshed because not only does it relieve muscle tension, it will also help clear your mind, and afterwards you just feel so much more relaxed and revitalised, which makes life in general feel better.’’
Maam has been practising massage for just over a year and she uses a combination of Thai and European massage techniques to provide both relaxation and deep tissue massage for her clients.
‘‘I established Pamper Me in November as it is so much more relaxing for both the client and me to be working from my home.
‘‘I love being able to massage clients in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, ‘‘ says Maam.
Before your massage, Maam will ask where you feel the most tension, whether it’s centred on the lower back, neck, shoulders or even legs.
Maam will then customise her massage technique to give the most benefit to that particular area of your body.
Maam recommends an hour minimum for a regular massage until the pain is reduced and she adds that a longer booking can be made to help give full relief to a client’s aches and pains.
For a relaxation massage, Pamper Me Massage and Beauty charges between $49 and $59 per hour, depending on the time of your booking, and for a deep tissue massage the cost is $89 per hour.
Maam also offers a full make up service at variable prices, as well as make up lessons at $20 per hour for both beginners and more mature women.
Pamper Me also has vouchers available which are a great gift idea.
Maam has a good mix of both male and female clients and she says some clients like to talk, so they have a good friendly chat about what’s going on in their lives.
‘‘Others like to drift off into their own space and you can really feel how relaxed the massage is making them feel.
‘‘Afterwards they are welcome to have a drink of tea or water so they do not feel rushed after their appointment.’’
Bookings are by appointment only. Phone Maam on 022 325 0210.
Pamper Me Massage and Beauty, at 337 Ruahine St, is open 7 days a week.
‘‘A relaxation massage makes you feel refreshed because not only does it relieve muscle tension, it will also help clear your mind.’’ Maam Collis