Allow 2015 to be your year as you fill each of its 365 blank pages with love, laughter and happiness. Become a wellness warrior and find what grounds you in a world that is moving at the speed of light!
Wellness comes in all shapes and forms: wellness of the mind, of the body and of the soul. We are all in need of wellness in one way or another, and by dedicating time to yourself you can explore your needs, reprioritize what is important and adjust your behavior, rendering harmful and destructive tendencies obsolete. Change starts with a decision, requires action and is sustained by commitment.
We are pulled along by the current. Busyness has become part of our everyday lives and there is always something requiring our undivided attention, slowly devouring every last minute that we might have to ourselves. In these busy times, therapists and spa professionals have noticed a mind shift. No longer is taking time out of your day to escape for an hour or two seen as a luxury; it has become a necessity. After all, a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
Your favourite spa can help you become a wellness warrior. You are one of a kind and you deserve an approach to wellness that is as unique as you are. Massage therapy offers just that; it incorporates various modalities, providing you with a ritual designed to release tension and stress. Massage therapists are intuitive healers who can bestow relief within a matter of seconds. Their touch reaches beyond the physical and can release emotional blockages that have manifested in the body.
Body envelopments are a beautiful, nurturing experience. The body is buffed with an exfoliant to slough away dead layers, bringing forth youthful, glowing skin. With each stroke of the therapist’s hands your entire system is energized, promoting clarity and balance. As your body bathes in nutrients within a cocoon of heat, your system releases endorphins. Muscle manipulations warm the tissues and balance energy within your body for optimal health. This therapy, not as well know as many others, truly offers lasting results.
We express emotions with an array of facial gestures. At the end of a long day filled with constant demands, do you cleanse away pollution, massage away frown lines and hydrate your fatigued skin? Facial therapies rejuvenate the skin through thorough cleansing, cell-stimulating peels and regenerating pressure-point techniques. They calm the mind and stimulate the senses while touch comforts and heals.
Each of the goals on your resolution list this year is achievable when you put your mind to it. Some might require making small changes and other may be huge leaps of faith. Some might offer instant gratification while others may take commitment and dedication but in time offer a far greater reward than ever anticipated. If you do not take that first step you will never know what you are capable of.
Inhale love and acceptance; exhale stress and frustration. Breathe, be present in each moment and truly experience life. You are beautiful—you deserve love, happiness and abundance! Allow yourself to be a wellness warrior. Take charge of your wellness by finding what grounds you, recharges you and helps you be the person you deserve to be.
Colleen Nunes is the spa director at The L Spa and Wellness Centre. Originally from South Africa, she is internationally accredited as an esthetician, massage therapist and complementary therapist. With her knowledge and her background as a lecturer at a health- and skin-care academy, she has become a highly respected trainer, mentor and leader within the spa community.by