At a time where age seems to matter, with the trend towards looking ever younger (not to mention fitter, prettier, healthier…) it’s hard not to get caught up in the media myth that we are not enough as we show up in the world and easy to believe the photo shopped version of reality we see on social media and TV… the entire marketing industry relies on our insecurities of course!
Whilst there is nothing wrong with taking good care of ourselves, there are more natural, kinder approaches to aging well that acknowledge reflect and show off our true age, rather than encouraging us to pretend we are younger.
How would it be to feel comfortable in our own skin and be proud of ourselves as we are and own our age?
How about consistent practices of self care that enhance our quality of life and that enable us to show up proudly where we are at no matter what our age?
Along with a balanced diet, plenty of water and regular exercise, not to mention lots of fun, sleep and down time, massage can support our aging process naturally and make us feel great too!
Massage boosts blood circulation around our body and so literally feeds our skin with freshly oxygenated and nutrient rich blood, improving our skin tone.
Massage detoxifies the body’s systems by improving lymph and blood flow so it removes cellular waste and accumulated toxins from tissues and skin, leaving our skin revitalised and fresh looking.
Massage can stimulate our collagen production, the wrinkle preventing protein in the skin which keeps our skin plump and smooth.
Massage strengthens muscle memory which can lift, tone and tighten our facial muscles to give a fresh appearance of our skin.
On a final note, stress ages us! So let’s be kind and unwind! Our body, mind and spirit whatever our age, will thank us!