Re­duce stress with a mas­sage and en­joy life to the full

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY - Pam­per Me Mas­sage and Beauty owner Maam Col­lis in her re­lax­ing mas­sage room.

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

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