After my fourth year of the Moon Dance in Mexico in October 2020, I not-so-surprisingly returned with Covid. The symptoms I experienced were: pounding headache for a few days, a low grade fever, slight chest pain in the middle of the night which didn't last very long, and most interestingly, body aches that did not feel like the typical body aches. I couldn't tell if the body aches were a muscular or nervous system sensation, but either way, it felt like it was going to last FOREVER!
As soon as I returned home, I tapped into all of my health resources for a speedy recovery which took me exactly 2 weeks. I started with an Ayurvedic cleanse guided by my incredible Ayurvedic Health Coach, Ariel Aguilera, from Xicana Healing Elements.
The one thing I do know about this virus is that it affects everyone so similarly and differently at the same time. With that being said, the following are steps I took to get back to health, so take and leave what feels aligned with you.
Steps to Restoring Health
1. STAY HYDRATED & NOURISHED!
2. EAT EASILY DIGESTIBLE FOODS
Since we were in quarantine, I had more time for the following:
4. STAY CONNECTED
Sending you healing, loving energy!
Once you test negative, you will definitely need a massage afterwards so feel free to book a healing session once you are restored back to health!
As of 12/82020, Medical Massage is considered an essential service, which is why we feel it is important to share this following blog written by Sheila Johnson from wellsheila.net.
Navigating life during the pandemic has been extremely stressful, so no one can blame you if you’re craving a massage. The question is — is it safe to get a massage right now? With the right precautions, treating yourself to a soothing massage at Purple Lotus could be a wonderful idea. Check out the following resources to find answers to your burning questions about getting a massage in the pandemic era.
Q1: How can I relieve stress before my massage?
A1: If you’re feeling anxious about getting a massage during the pandemic, try a few relaxation strategies before heading to the studio.
Q2: How can I prevent the spread of COVID-19 during my massage?
A2: There are several things you can do to reduce your risk of spreading or contracting (or even transmitting) COVID-19 during your massage.
Q3: How can I make the most of my massage?
A3: Your massage will leave you feeling incredibly relaxed. Drink lots of water and stretch those muscles to hold onto this feeling as long as possible.
Aching for some relaxation time? Don your mask and head to your local wellness studio for some essential “me” time. We could all use a little more self-care these days! To book a massage at Purple Lotus, check out available services and schedule your session online.
About the writer:
Marisa loves hoop dancing, riding her bicycle, playing, hosting gatherings, practicing yoga, traveling, meeting people, eating, and savoring dark chocolate covered strawberries and coconut ice cream. She strives to be fully present, compassionate, and act and connect from a place of love.