As great as it is to take care of those we love, it's important to also look after ourselves. If we don't cultivate self-care in some form or fashion, we are unable to truly be the best person we can be, and as a result, we’ll be unable to take care of our loved ones as well as we otherwise could.
One of Vita’s core principles is collaboration. We love building relationships, being connected to each other & to the place we live~ it’s is an essential aspect of living a vibrant life! Luckily, Austin is home to many businesses and practitioners that can help you create a self-care routine that will keep you feeling energized, balanced, and vibrant in your body. We’ve worked hard to collaborate with other local professionals who support healthy, active lifestyles. *Be sure to connect with us (email: email@example.com) as all Vita clients get preferential pricing on select services with these community partners* Read on to learn about the importance of whole body wellness and see some ways to incorporate self care into your life.
The Importance of Whole-Body Wellness
Probably the most important benefit of whole-body wellness is avoiding being overworked. Focusing all of your time and energy on loved ones, a job, or life goals can lead to exhaustion both mentally and physically. It’s okay to take a step back from time to time to take care of yourself. In fact, that's exactly why most marathon training plans incorporate rest days as you need those in order to be your best self throughout training and on race day. Life is the same. You need rest and self-care so that you can be the most productive and motivated self that you can be in the long run.
Healing Your Body Naturally
At Vita Wellness, we’re proud of the role that we play individuals’ self-care routine;massage as part of people's health and wellness programs is highly recommended. There are many benefits to incorporating massage into your wellness routine including the reduction of stress and blood pressure, the promotion of muscle relaxation and an overall sense of relaxation, improved circulation and the strengthening of the immune system.
Acupuncture is another natural self-care option that many Austinites regularly utilize. Acupuncture's effects include helping reduce the impact of autoimmune conditions and emotional disturbances. A great Austin option is Jennifer Hogan Acupuncture, who is part of our prefered partners.
Another part of your body’s health that cannot be overlooked is a very visible one - your skin. Taking care of your skin results in improved wellness on the cellular level and improves your skin’s vitality. The Austin-based Laurie B Falcon takes a holistic approach to skin care that offers customized treatment and rejuvenation to your unique needs.
Embracing Physical Movement
Our bodies were built to move. By practicing positive mind/body awareness, you will feel rejuvenated and your body will thank you for living a more balanced lifestyle.
Yoga can provide an opportunity to nourish and honor yourself as you learn how to better experience peace during what might otherwise be stressful times. Sanctuary Yoga, a non-profit yoga studio in South Austin, provides a calming sanctuary where you can focus on nourishing breathing and meditation routines. Pilates is another healthy living practice that incorporates physical movement. Red Bird Pilates provides Austin-based opportunities for you to better take care of your body, core, flexibility and posture.
Cultivating Self-Care Rituals
Above all, you should always make sure to focus on your own well-being. Beyond the above ideas, there are many ways to self-reflect on your own. This may include making a list of positive affirmations that you regularly meditate on, going for a walk by Lady Bird Lake, focusing on creating or eliminating an important habit, or even just taking a long, relaxing bath.
Support Your Well-Being with Vita
At Vita Wellness, we believe in making connections and supporting active, healthy lifestyles. Schedule a massage with Vita Wellness to help boost your body confidence, improve your body’s functions, and complement your physical fitness journey. In addition to adding massage to your self-care routine, check out our preferred partners we mentioned to better create a balanced wellness regimen.