Monday, 28 November 2022

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A Soft Life: First, get a Body Massage, then it Begins!

A beauty treatment is the beginning of understanding and living a Soft Life. Studies done by Mayo Clinic, US, showed that a massage helps in reducing stress and increasing relaxation, reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension, improving circulation, giving energy and alertness, lowering heart rate and blood pressure.

More on massages later, but what exactly is a Soft Life?

Trending in South Africa, and across Africa, the words Soft Life are the new representation of a life that everyone wants - an easy-going, stress-free life, filled with peace and prosperity. The Urban Dictionary defines a soft life as "where you make decisions that leave you feeling stress free and vibrating higher. Less about wealth (though it helps) and more about making good choices".

Adulting today requires you to be a provider, a worker, a hustler, and many more things, that your time and energy are rarely just for yourself. Even in times when you have plenty, it just feels like there is something lacking, yet all you need is a moment to reboot, refresh, reconfigure yourself. That is your inner self demanding a soft life, wanting to just relax during the busy buzzing hard life of modern-day economics.

Take a pause, resources or none, reboot, refresh, and reconfigure yourself to align to a soft life that you deserve. It is not about the people, the economy, the money, but about your view of the world and how your inner self approaches life. It is about a soft life.

Take for example Massages. Having one is part of a Soft Life.

No one understands that more than OG Beauty Spa, who exist to make your soft life a daily reality, starting with a beauty treatment such as a body massage. OG Beauty Spa specialises in all healthy massages that include Indian Massage, Swedish Massage, Full body Massage, Back Massage, Neck Massage, Shoulder Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Scrubbing, for individuals, couples, and whole family. OG Beauty Spa has experienced massage therapists with years of delivering wholesome massage therapy sessions for diverse clients.

Some people have never had a massage before, or they only ever got one when they were sick. Massage may seem like an extravagance to some, but regular massages can unquestionably improve your quality of life. Not only does it feel amazing to be treated with care and attention by someone knowledgeable about human anatomy, but it is also shown to reduce pain in chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia! Studies have even shown that it may help alleviate symptoms associated with depression.

The most common massage is the Swedish massage.

The Swedish massage is a gentle full-body massage, ideal for those new to massage who want to relieve stress and want a gentle touch. It can help loosen muscle knots and is also a desirable choice for complete relaxation during massage.

For this massage, you will take off your clothes, but you can choose to wear your underwear. You will be covered with a bed sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheets to explore the areas on which they are actively working. The massage therapist will use a combination of kneading, long, fluid motions in the direction of the heart, deep circular motions, vibration and percussion, and passive joint motion techniques. A Swedish massage lasts from 60 to 90 minutes.

The second most common massage is the Hot Stone massage.

Hot stone massage is ideal for people with pain and muscle tension or those who simply want to relax. This type of therapeutic massage is like Swedish massage, except that the massage therapist uses hot stones in place of or in addition to the hands. Hot stone massage can help relieve muscle tension, improve blood circulation, relieve pain, promote relaxation, and reduce stress.

During a hot stone massage, hot stones are placed on different areas of the body. Your therapist can hold an ice cube while they massage distinct parts of your body using a Swedish massage technique with light pressure. Sometimes ice is also used. You do not wear clothes for a hot stone massage unless you like to wear underwear. You will be covered by a sheet. Hot stone massage lasts 90 minutes.

And the third most common massage is the Sports Massage.

Sports massage is a good option if you have repetitive muscle injuries, such as those you may experience while playing sports. It is also an excellent choice if you are prone to injuries, as it can be used to help prevent them. Sports massage can increase flexibility, improve athletic performance, relieve pain, reduce anxiety, and release muscle tension. Sports massage can be done as a full body massage or specific parts of the body that need the most attention.

Deep pressing can be alternated with gentle caressing, depending on your needs. You can do a sports massage dressed up or naked. If you prefer to wear clothes, make sure they are thin, loose, and allow the therapist access to your muscles. Loose shorts and outerwear are options. The massage can last from 60 to 90 minutes.

The journey of a Soft Life starts when try out a beauty treatment, especially at OG Beauty Spa in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Only then will you know what a soft life is. It is Soft. OG Beauty Spa is a one-stop-shop for all beauty treatments, for those that appreciates the value of beauty, pampering of self, leisure, and wellness of the body and life. OG Beauty Spa specialises in all Massages, Facial Treatments, Hands and Feet Treatments, Manicures and Pedicures, and Body Waxing. Everyone wants a soft life, but forget it starts with doing those unimportant things that allow it to happen more.

These and many other beauty treatments are available from OG Beauty Spa in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Anyone wanting a soft life can pay them a visit and select from their wide range of beauty treatments that start from R300.

Pamper yourself to an OG Beauty Spa treatment today!

Source: OG Beauty Spa, Health Line