Celebrate Stress Awareness Month by Relaxing at Plantation Resort
We all deserve some rest and relaxation. Take a break from all your daily cares with a vacation at Plantation Resort to celebrate Stress Awareness Month this April.
Stress happens. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, at times it’s unbearable. That’s why taking time for yourself is invaluable. It’s healthy to relax, renew and rejuvenate. Stress not only afflicts your mind; it can also impact your physical well-being. In fact, long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses—from headaches to stomach disorders to depression—and can even increase the risk of serious conditions like stroke and heart disease (source).
Many experts agree that a vacation is a great way to reduce stress. We’re here to help by providing a tranquil oasis to relax and enjoy some well deserved peace and rest. The following are just a few suggestions to help soothe away your stress while on vacation at Plantation Resort:
The Wall Street Journal published this article on the importance of massage, stating that “people who [received] a massage had a large decrease in arginine-vasopressin, a hormone that… increases with stress and aggressive behavior, and …lower[s] levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in their blood after [a massage].” They go on to suggest that massage may be so important to your health that insurance should consider covering it.
The Mother Earth Day Spa at Plantation Resort offers a full menu of relaxing massage options. Feel the cares of the world melt away as our trained massage therapists sooth your muscles into a relaxed state. To read about a personal experience relaxing with a massage, see our blog article “A Massage at Plantation Resort – The Way to a Relaxing Vacation.”
Experience an incredible night’s sleep on one of our custom designed Plantation Resort beds. Most of them are double sided so whether you like a harder or softer bed, we can accommodate your needs. The American Psychological Association highlights the cycle of how stress can impact sleep and how lack of sleep can cause more stress. We hope you allow the stress to float away as you drift off to dreamland. And yes, by all means feel free to sleep in!
Use creativity as an outlet for your stress. Many people find the act of painting, gluing and just generally creating to be a soothing release. According to Sound-Mind.org, “A big part of overcoming the stress, anxiety and depression in your life means taking the time to positively invest in yourself and your own enjoyment.”
Plantation Resort offers many great crafting activities to satisfy your creative side: Decorating Wine and Beer Glasses, Paint and Unwined: An Art Class, Sandy Centerpieces, Shirts to Dye For and Mason Jar Lanterns, just to name a few. To see the full activity schedule click here.
If you’re one who finds peace in the comfort of a warm soak, we have you covered. We have 3 hot tubs located conveniently around the Resort where you can relax with friends. For something more private, we have several condos with jetted tubs where you can relax to your hearts content in seclusion.
The Arthritis Foundation explains some of the great benefits of a good soak in addition to reducing stress: “There are many reasons soaking in warm water works. It reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.”
Another way to fight stress is to burn it away with exercise. According to the American Psychological Association, “Survey findings show that Americans spend much of their time engaged in sedentary activities — often more than three hours a day watching TV or going online. Many report turning to these activities to manage their stress. Yet people who engage in these activities to manage stress are less likely to say that the technique is effective, compared with those who engage in more physically active stress management strategies.”
We offer an array of heart healthy exercises led by certified instructors. Core Conditioning, Active Aging, Cardio Currents, Hatha Yoga–and that’s just Tuesday’s line up! Why not try the best of both water therapy and exercise by attending one of our many water fitness classes. To see our current aerobics schedule, click here.
What could be more relaxing than a quiet walk on the beach with the sound of the gentle waves rolling onto shore. The white sands of the world famous Myrtle Beach are just minutes away, and with our complimentary beach shuttles, we do all the worrying of traffic and parking for you. Our beach shuttles will pick you up, help you with your beach gear and shuttle you to the beautiful Surfside Beach Pier. There you will have ample time to take a relaxing stroll, enjoy people-watching, or meditate to the sights and sounds of the ocean.
Celebrate Stress Awareness Month with Us at Plantation Resort
We’d be honored if you’d choose Plantation Resort as your next relaxing vacation destination. In April, or at any time of year, come discover these and other ways to relieve the stress, unwind and escape. To reserve your stay with Plantation Resort, call 1-800-845-5039.