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Well being, Self Care, Alcohol and the Midlife Woman.

CURIOUS ON LIFE: the blog vol. 18

Rebecca Guevara Wingler

Creative Life Coach/ Artist/ Podcaster

Creator of Color: Language of the Soul Watercolor Workshop Series


I was Curious.....

Regular massages have become a total game-changer for me when it comes to feeling great in midlife.

Back in the day, I used to associate massages solely with those luxurious "vacation getaways," where indulging in fancy cocktails was just part of the experience.

I mean, who doesn't love kicking off the day with a couple of mimosas, right? It was all part of the "Vacay mode" narrative I told myself.

But the reality was that Instead of feeling rejuvenated, I'd often end up feeling sluggish. Turns out, starting the day with a mimosa or two before a massage wasn't exactly the brightest idea.

Why, you ask?

Well, for starters, alcohol is notorious for dehydrating the body, acting as a diuretic. Add in the dehydrating effects of massage therapy—thanks to increased circulation and toxin release—and you've got a recipe for serious dehydration.

And let me tell you, being dehydrated makes me feel lousy: tired, headachy, and just generally uncomfortable.

Now that I have kicked booze to the curb, what a difference in how a massage makes me feel.

They work wonders for improving circulation, releasing muscle tension, and promoting healing on multiple levels—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

And that healing part?

Well, it turns out alcohol can really throw a wrench in that process. It messes with our body's natural healing mechanisms, impairing the immune system and slowing down our ability to repair

So, while a morning mimosa might seem like the perfect pairing with a massage, I am glad that now I know the truth about why it's not

These days, I'm all about prioritizing self-care and letting the massage work its magic without any interference from alcohol.

Trust me, my body thanks me for it!

If you ever want to discuss your relationship with alcohol, I would love to hear from you!

This is a safe and private space provided for you,

Book here and we can talk about it.


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