Holiday Stress Relief

5 places to go when you need a massage!



As the holidays draw near busy seems to take on a whole new definition. Add to the already crazy demands of work and family and life in general, we now have the holiday season to contend with, filling up our already busy social diaries. On top of all of our regular commitments we now need to find time to buy and wrap gifts, host family, visit family, plan and attend cocktail and dinner parties. We’ll eat too much, spend too much and stress much too much.

Stress can take its toll on our bodies and affect our health and we certainly don’t have time to get sick over the holidays. It’s imperative; therefore, that we do the best we can to take some time for ourselves for rest and relaxation purposes. Exercising is a great release, so if you exercise regularly do be sure to keep up the routine whether it’s a quick run after work or a workout at your local gym. A long hot soak in the tub at the end of the day can also work wonders. You may also want to consider making an appointment with a massage therapist.

No longer available only at exclusive spas and luxury health clubs, massage therapy is now readily accessible in a wide variety of venues. Massage will not only help you unwind and melt away your worries but it can do so much more. The health benefits are many and with each and every new study released we learn of more benefits. Massage is now mainstream and part of both alternative and traditional medicines and is recognized for the effective treatment of stress, chronic pain and muscle tension. Studies have found it to reduce and/or improve the following conditions:

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • insomnia
  • digestive disorders
  • headaches
  • myofascial pain syndrome
  • sports injuries
  • nerve pain
  • arthritis

Massage is more than just a form of relaxation — though it’s great for that as well. How wonderful that something that feels so good is so good for you! Why not book your appointment today?

1. Aetheria Spa, New Canaan

Aetheria offers a combination massage that combines deep tissue with Swedish Massage to create the ultimate de-stressing therapy. They offer 60, 75 and 90 minute sessions with prices ranging from $120 to $180.

121 Cherry Street

New Canaan, CT 06840

203-966-6650

2. Massage Envy, Fairfield

Massage Envy offers up to two hour massages to help you completely unwind. If that’s not enough, enhance your session with one of their Aromatherapy blends. Choose from Lavender Gardens, Mint & Rosemary, Aches & Pains or Anxiety Release. For more information, call or visit their website.

2279 Black Rock Turnpike

Fairfield, CT 06824

203-333-3689

 

3. Williams and Company Body & Skin Care, Darien

Williams and Company will melt your holiday stresses away with an hour or hour and a half long Swedish massage. For those more pressed for time a half hour Reflexology session will work wonders. The Swedish massage starts at $110 and the Reflexology session is $65.

1020 Post Road

Darien, CT 06820

203-656-2363

4. Agora Spa, Stamford

They've got it all — from Thai Reflexology to a couples massage to a "pregnancy massage" for women who are expecting.

243 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, CT 06901

203-977-1234

5. Well Nest Clinic, Westport

For the ultimate de-stressing massage at WellNest ask for the “Turcot” Technique — a body correction technique developed by owner Michael Turcotte that manipulates the superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques such as triggerpoint (TPT), Myofascial Release (MFRT), Nueromuscular release (NMR), to enhance function, aid in the healing process as in recreational activity. For more information on this massage, visit the website or call.

292 Post Road East

Westport, CT 06880

203-644-5157

 

 

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