Self-care during the holiday season is almost impossible with all the things on our to-do lists. But, getting run down over Christmas is a very real risk if you don’t carve out a little time for yourself. Relaxation has never been easier with an at home massage with Mobile Massage YEG!
In today’s new economic world where there are more and more people working from home, doing contract work and basically overall entrepreneurs, work health benefits is the one thing I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about lately. So we teamed up with Alberta Blue Cross to chat about the benefits of benefits and shopping for them.
2.5 years ago my husband lost his long time stable job. A story many of us went through this past recession. Many people lost their jobs and in turn lost their benefits. Some maybe even noticed, but personally I used them a lot! I got massages and saw my chiropractor regularly. As well as saw a physiotherapist after injuring my shoulder! My kids went through a few month spurt there of sickness after sickness requiring antibiotics and other medicines as well.
Since then, my husband went back to work after 9 months of being off, for about 4 months. The business we had created in the time he was off from his job had started to take off and our family made the decision that entrepreneurship would be our full time life.
Between his business and my contract work, we no longer had any employer health benefits.
We saught out some advice from Blue Cross under their Individuals and Families plan. We were able to pick out a plan that worked for our budgets and projected needs.
Getting benefits was really important to me, not only to get some help with dental cost, but as an assurance that I needed to take care of myself.
If you’ve read any of my other posts or know me, you will know that I am all about self care. Taking care of ourselves, helps us take care of others (family, friends and so on), but also keeps us healthy in more ways than one. When we take the time to make sure we are healthy we are:
- More efficient
- Boosting energy
- Helping with sleep
- Combating and preventing future disease
- and my personal favourite, we are generally happier!
If you are shopping around for benefits for your entrepreneur/working from home/contract life, or maybe you need top up from a spouses plan you can Contact Blue Cross and they will get back to you pretty quickly!
Let’s face it, being a mom at Christmas is both joyous and EXHAUSTING. It seems like we are pulled in so many directions with all the events, special recipes, shopping, wrapping, to-do lists….. I could go on. One of the best gifts you can give a busy mama is the gift of relaxation. Luckily, if you are in the Edmonton area we know just the place, 3 Leaf Wellness Centre!
I’m a huge fan of 3 Leaf Wellness Centre for a lot of reasons, so read on to see why and then be sure to enter our giveaway for a 60 minute massage!
Why the Mama in Your Life Needs a Gift Card from 3 Leaf Wellness Centre this Christmas
3 Leaf Wellness Centre offers glorious therapeutic massages by 2200 hour registered massage therapists. 60 minutes (or more) in silence with a highly trained massage therapist working through all your tension feels like going to the beach for the day by yourself. Being a mix of a spa and clinic in one, 3 Leaf Wellness also offers other wellness services including reiki, reflexology, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage, myofascial cupping and an infrared sauna.
It’s hard to find a place with a friendlier owner and staff. I always feel welcome and appreciated when I visit, whether it’s for a treatment or to pop in to drop off a donation (more about that later on). In fact, I once was locked out of my car with no keys or cell phone, and the receptionist stayed late so that my son and I could use the phone and relax in the waiting room with tea and blankets while waiting for the locksmith. No pretentious spa vibe here, ever.
Katie, owner, must have been an interior decorator in a past life. This place is simply gorgeous, I wish it was my house! My favourite part is that most pieces are personal DIY projects by the creative owner. The environment created is one that instantly relaxes me and makes me feel that I’m in a special place- one I never want to leave!
The Little Extras!
Focusing on quality and overall experience, 3 Leaf Wellness Centre offers nice little perks such as heated massage tables, heated hypoallergenic lotions, quality linens, mints, makeup remover, hair ties, lemon water and delicious loose teas served in china tea cups. It’s all in the details.
3 Leaf Wellness has quite the boutique. They stock the most gorgeous and unique items like jewellery, toiletries, candles, body products and more. The best part? They are all personally sourced by the owner and are Canadian products.
The Giving Back!
3 Leaf Wellness Centre is big on community and helping others. They are regular supporters of Edmonton’s most vulnerable and have collected hundreds of donated items for charities like the Bissell Centre and Terra Centre. As a new mom herself, the owner is dedicated to helping others and creating ongoing programs for giving back.
Enter to Win:
We’re really excited because 3 Leaf Wellness Centre has offered our readers the chance to win a 60 minute massage! You can gift it if you’d like, but we won’t tell anyone if you keep it for yourself:)
3 Ways to Enter (do all or one, the more ways you enter the more chances to win):
- Comment below telling us what the best thing about getting a massage is.
- Visit us on Facebook and follow the directions in our post.
- Head over to Instagram and tag some of your mama friends who need to win.
*Contest closes Wednesday December 13, 2017 at midnight MST. Winner will be chosen at random from either the comments below, Facebook entries or Instagram entries. Contest is open to Canadian Residents. 60 minute massage prize will be valid until March 31, 2018. Winner will be contacted via the method the entered the contest and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is drawn.
*This post was sponsored by 3 Leaf Wellness. As always, all opinions stated are our own. Seriously, we don’t write about something if we haven’t experienced it!