Self Care or Urgent Care?

“The cabin pressure is controlled for your comfort. However, should it change radically inflight, oxygen compartments will automatically open in the panel above your seat. Reach up and pull the mask to your face. This action will start the flow of oxygen. Place the mask over both your mouth and nose and secure with the elastic band as your Flight Attendant is demonstrating. Tighten by pulling on the ends of the elastic bands. Even though oxygen is flowing, the plastic bag may not inflate. If you are traveling with children, or are seated next to someone who needs assistance, place the mask on yourself first, then offer assistance. Continue using the mask until advised by a uniformed crew member to remove it.”

These are the words spoken by a fight attendant prior to the departure of a flight regardless of it’s destination. We must help ourselves first  in order to breathe well enough to help others. Nineteen years ago before I had my 1st massage I had no idea what I was missing. I struggled with loving myself! Sure, I had lots of people who loved me, but I’ve since learned that it does not matter who and how many other people love you! You have to love yourself more and more first! The touch I received gave me purpose and made me feel loved to my core. I had a job, not a career that was not working out and the timing was so perfect that I left my job and found a career 2 weeks later. I still don’t know how I survived without one. Today I get massage every weeks, facials once a month manicures, pedicures and use my hot tub daily. Day spa’s are my best friend.

I tell my clients that this is the only body we have so, take care of it! It’s hard for givers to understand this concept because they love to give. I remind them that they matter as well and since they are not gonna stop giving….The more they give themselves, the more they can give other’s. As much as I love being good to my body, these treatments are good for my mind, body and spirit.

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

Digestive disorders
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Paresthesias and nerve pain
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Sports injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain

Although massage and other spa treatments are forms of self care, there are so many other ways to achieve this. We can’t expect  for someone else to love on us and not take responsibility. When our professional gives us an assignment of ice, heat… etc, you have to treat those nagging little tweaks or they turn into big tweaks if left untreated.

Taking time off from whatever form of exercise is tough for some of us, but it helps to recharge the body and mind battery….sitting out a few poses in yoga is not being lazy, but being the best guru you can be for you! Being gentler and kinder is always a good thing! When I was struggling to love me I used to stand in front of the mirror and look myself in the eye, hug myself and tell the person staring back that I loved him….

Which line will you stand in, the SELF CARE LINE OR THE URGENT CARE?

Remember today is fast Friday

Join me today:

10/23 in Mission Vejo Yoga Works Vinyasa Flow level 2/3 12-1:10


10/24 Mission Vejo Yoga Works Vinyasa Flow level 2 9:30-10:55

Retreat flyers should be ready by next post:)

The wisdom in me recognizes the wisdom in you….The spirit in me acknowledges the spirit in you….And the love in me embraces the love in you….

Until we meet again


2 Comments on “Self Care or Urgent Care?

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