Have you spent the last few weeks running frantically from one event to the next? Are you still checking off a mile-long list of holiday to-dos? Take a deep breath. Relax your shoulders. Focus your thoughts on you.
During this intensely busy time of year, it’s easy to forget to give back to yourself. We know—we’re guilty of it, too!
But we firmly believe self-love is the best love, and this time of year, so much more time than usual is spent thinking and giving to others, that we can often forget about replenishing ourselves.
Find Your Inner Peace
To find the joy in giving throughout the holiday season, it’s important to start with yourself.
If you’ve never practiced meditation, we recommend you try it out for just a few minutes a day. While it’s important to practice year round, meditation is especially helpful during the holidays when you’re rushing from one place to the next, sitting in traffic and traveling more than usual.
Meditating calms the nervous system and allows the mind to rest, giving us the gift of a few moments where we are not going and doing, but rather just being.
When you practice meditation, your mind rests by not indulging in thought, but in space. It also decreases your heart rate and sends a message to the nervous system that everything is ok.
And it’s a natural drug—practicing meditation releases serotonin and dopamine, taking you to a happy place—without holiday cookies and cocktails.
So whether you use an app or a video to guide you, or simply sit in silence for a few sacred moments, you’ll feel calm, relaxed and ready to take on the holidays.
During this busy season, remember, by giving a little to yourself, you’ll be able to give your best to those you love. So treat yourself to a small indulgence or relaxation time to refresh and renew your spirit of giving.
Practice Self-Care Every Day
Progressions Salon Spa Store also carries a wide variety of products to promote relaxation and restoration at home.
• Aluminate candles and room sprays: Restore and purify your environment with this healing line of products created by a physician.
• Patchology: This face mask helps with hydration and anti-aging, and also brightens your skin.
• 8Greens: Did you know 87% of Americans don’t get their daily minimum requirement of greens? Drop one of these tablets into your water and enjoy these benefits:
-Vitamins and minerals
-Detoxes organs and encourages functioning
-Helps reduce effects of aging and promotes collagen
-Alkalizes and balances PH level in body
-Helps circulation and decreases inflammation
-Concentrated source of nutrition
-Key source of antioxidants
• Dreamtime neck wraps: Heat this wrap up and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. These also make excellent gifts!
• Trovelore sleep masks: Treat yourself to a better night’s sleep with one of these whimsical masks.
Services for Serenity
Ready to tap-out of your day and into a state of total relaxation for an hour or two? Look no further than the best hair salon and spa in Bethesda.
After a Purely Progressions facial, you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to conquer your to-do list.
We also offer wonderful treatments like body wraps and Stress-Be-Gone, a 30-minute service that addresses tension held in the neck, shoulders, arms, hands and back.
Or maybe you prefer to indulge in a mani/pedi for an upcoming party. To make it a truly relaxing experience, add on a paraffin treatment or foot massage.
But you don’t have to hit the spa for relaxation. As one of the top hair salons in Maryland and the best hair salon in Bethesda, we offer a full menu of hair services—including a refreshing blow dry. Come unwind with our shampoo experience. Our team is trained to focus on pressure points to help you de-stress, and our lighting is dimmed for an even more relaxing experience.
You’ll leave Progressions feeling renewed with a shiny, healthy blowout.