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History and celebration of Mother's Day

What do you do to celebrate your mother? Throughout the world mother's are celebrated in a variety of traditions. While here in the US it has become very commercialized it was originally to be a day of personal celebration between mothers and families. 

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” 

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service. 

Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.

While versions of Mother’s Day are celebrated worldwide, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit. 

Another alternate observance of Mother’s Day can be found in Ethiopia, where families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.

In the United States, Mother’s Day continues to be celebrated by presenting mothers and other women with gifts and flowers, and it has become one of the biggest holidays for consumer spending. Families also celebrate by giving mothers a day off from activities like cooking or other household chores.

Celebrate and pamper your mom! Give her a few hours to herself to unwind and relax.
 

Invest in your health and yourself

It has been proven that massage therapy provides a host of benefits not only to your body but your life in general. Besides the fact that massage can be very relaxing and decrease your stress it also can lower blood pressure, reduce muscle spams and tension, help with fibromyalgia symptoms and improve your sleep. 


According to an article posted by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals you need a massage now more than ever! Find that article here. http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/1363/Now-More-Than-Ever-You-Need-a-Massage.


Truly, massage is more than a luxury--it's a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect on us as we work, play, and care for others.
Take care of yourself today by scheduling a much needed and well deserved massage.

 

Take care of your body. It's the only one you get.