March 3, 2022
As we have been asked to stay home and distance ourselves from people outside of the household since the beginning of this global pandemic, many individuals have been experiencing high levels of stress. In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association in 2021, Gen Z adults (46%) were the most likely to claim that their mental health has worsened since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by Xers (33%), Millennials (31%), Boomers (28%) and older adults (9%). The prolonged stress experienced by adults during the pandemic can seriously affect both mental and physical health.
Given these facts, how glad would you be if you found out that there was something you could do that could lower your stress levels, relax your muscles, soothe your tensions and even boost your immune system, all while staying within the comforts of your own home?
Therapeutic massages can offer relief from a long list of medical symptoms and conditions. Massages can reduce stress and increase relaxation, reduce pain and muscle soreness and tension, improve energy and alertness, lower heart rate and blood pressure and improve your immune system, helping your body enter a state of deep relaxation and renewal. In fact, a recent study observed higher levels of psychological and physiological relaxation in people after only 10 minutes into a massage.
Since it is not recommended to leave our homes in the middle of the pandemic, finding alternative ways to be able to get a massage by ourselves is definitely the way to go.
One of Primer Group of Companies’ new brands offers a solution for your bodies’ rest and recovery. Now available in GRND's physical and online store, Theragun, powered by Therabody, is the world leader in percussive therapy, used by physical therapists, trainers, chiropractors, celebrities, athletes, and over 250 professional sports teams around the world. With their new line of Smart Percussive Therapy devices, you are able to re-imagine your daily wellness routine with a renowned deep muscle treatment and personalized app experience that is tailored to your body’s real-time needs.
Theragun is most known for after workout relaxation but you can also use this before or during your exercise routine as this can also enhance your workout performance and recovery while reducing the risk of injury as you will be increasing your blood flow. According to Theragun, their devices can be helpful for reducing general tension, stress, and even help you sleep better by “downregulating the nervous system.”
While Theragun relaxes your body muscles, you should not forget about the other 42 muscles located on your face as they too need relaxation. Facial massages are treatments that you can also do on your own. The technique involves stimulating pressure points on your face, neck and sometimes, even shoulders. These massages promote healthy skin while it helps relax your facial muscles showing afterwards its rejuvenating effect, making you look and feel better.
Primer’s new partner, ReFa, is a Japanese brand that focuses on skin care routine. Its facial rollers use microcurrent in toning up facial muscles for younger, firmer, and healthy skin.
This facial massaging device provides deep kneading action with every roll. ReFa boasts of its platinum-coated facial rollers which are designed to replicate the caliber of an aesthetician-given facial massage to transform self-care into a blissful experience. ReFa pampers your skin, rolls away fatigue and leaves you with “a glow like there’s no tomorrow”. These rollers will be available in GRND and The Travel Club stores starting March 8, 2021, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Just because you’ve been staying at home, doesn’t mean that you are well-rested. It is important to actively and consciously take care of your mind and body. Winding down, giving yourself therapeutic massages and making sure you have a self-care routine might be the key to a better headspace and a healthier body.