The holidays can be a stressful time and stressful times are when a massager is most beneficial. With gift shopping, cooking, decorating, travelling, working, and visiting family it can be hard to get some quiet space and time for yourself. So put the ‘me‘ time in ‘family’ time and enter for a chance to win a Renpho foot bath/massager and eye massager to relax when the new year rolls in.
Unwind mind and body with a relaxing massage
The world would be a better place if everyone had access to massages as often as they needed! Did you know that a body massage or massage to chronically stressed regions (like the shoulders, back, or feet) is recommended for healthy adults every 1 to 3 weeks? The frequency increases if you have injury or trauma in the area. Massage therapy has been proven to improve blood circulation, relieve muscle and nerve tension, improve sleep quality, and relieve pain. It’s just like meditation, but for the body. In fact, dedicated massage time makes you physically and mentally relax as massage releases dopamine and serotonin—neurotransmitters responsible for feeling happiness and pleasure.
But if you’re like me and don’t particularly enjoy the experience of a stranger kneading bits of your body, then an at-home massager is a good alternative. From the Renpho eye massager that we’re giving away, which provides gentle warmth (and can play music as Rae discovered in their review), to rolling heat pads that attach to your chair, to leg and foot massagers, there is a massager out there for everyone that can do all the work for you. All you’ll have to do is sit back, breathe deeply, and relax.
What type of massage is best for you?
Do you remember the last time you were massaged by a professional? Did they use the classic Swedish style massage? Swedish massage is the most common and uses long, kneading strokes to relieve tension from muscles. There is also Shiatsu massage, a Japanese technique that the Renpho foot bath and massager we are giving away uses. It involves applying pressure to specific points of the body to help with pain relief and loosen tight muscles. Then there’s deep tissue massage, reflexology, rolfing, Thai massage, hot stone massage, and many, many more.
Each type of massage has a specific methodology and is aimed at treating specific types of concerns. For example, Thai massage increases flexibility through rigorous movement of joints while hot stone massages relax sore muscles with gentle movement and heat. The type of massage that is most beneficial for you depends on the area you want to treat and the nature of your pain or discomfort.
How to enter
Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.
- In a comment below this article tell us which prize—the Renpho eye massager or the Renpho foot bath and massager—you would prefer to have and why.
- Visit the bestbuy.ca Massagers page and explore through the categories and tools. Then return here, and in a comment below post the name and model number of the massage tool you think will provide you the most stress relief throughout 2023.
What you can win
This contest runs from December 16th to December 30th.
Remember you can enter in two different ways to have the best chance of winning. If you know someone who could use a relaxing massage in the new year, share this contest with them so they can have a chance to win too. Happy holidays and have a relaxing new year!