In todays hectic world of social media, smart phones, long work hours, busy commutes, meetings, deadlines and a copious amount of constant stress…..they say
“Sometimes you just have to unplug from everything to find yourself again”
I couldn’t agree more with that statement. I myself have fallen victim to the whole not ‘looking up’ world that we have all found ourselves in and feel I constantly have my head stuck in my iPhone or a laptop. I’ll be honest…….it’s not exactly setting a good example to my kids is it……..especially when I can hear the repetitive strains of ‘mama…mama’ in the background but I’m too busy immersed in my Instagram feed or blog post to even hear it?
According to latest statistics, 44% of smart phone users sleep with their phones because they don’t want to miss a call, Whatsapp message or notification on their various social media accounts during the night with over one third of us feeling anxious when separated from our beloved gadgets for a short period of time. How did we even get to this stage? When the facts are laid out……..is it any wonder that life is just one big ball of stress these days! Scientists have also found that using a smart phone or laptop before bed can disrupt the body’s production of melatonin and negatively affects sleep quality. Which in turn leads to poor productivity in the work environment amongst other walks of life which in turn leads to more stress and deadlines and the vicious circle just goes on and on and on………….
So when the lovely people at SensAsia contacted me and asked if I would review their brand new Digital Detox massage……which by the way can be booked individually or as a package – it couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s like they knew I’ve had a bit of stress in my life lately? Basically………I was at their new spa on the Golden Mile quicker than you could say ‘aromatherapy oil’!
So imagine the scenario……….you have an important stressful job and you are about to commence the week of hell where tight deadlines and targets need to be met and long hours must be put in to get the work done. Imagine……during that week…….for 45 mins – you could escape to a sanctuary where you could close all those tabs open in your brain and just UNPLUG. A place where for 45 mins…..your back, neck, head and shoulders are relaxed under a powerful massage and you can escape the pressures of life in which this digital world possesses us. Imagine knowing you may just have a good sleep that night by just disconnecting and looking after yourself.
Well say hello to the new Digital Detox massage at SensAsia.
What is it?
According to Google, a Digital Detox is a “period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.” At SensAsia, they’ve created a 45 minute powerful massage targeting the back, shoulders, neck, wrists and head to combat the aches and pains, headaches and repetitive strains that come with sitting in a slouchy posture all day at a desk on a computer, laptop or smart device. Genius!
How did I find it?
I was very fortunate to try the Digital Detox package of 3 massages in one week which works out better value if you buy more than one. I won’t lie…….during my first massage, it was quite painful as I was basically one big stressed KNOT! My amazing therapist Kadek had her work cut out for her with me……thats for sure. I woke up the next day in a bit of pain which as I found out, is quite normal as Kadek really got into those muscles to try and relieve some of the pressure and pain. After the next massage the pain was much better, Kadek’s consistency on working through those knots began to pay off and I began to feel a bit looser especially around the top of my shoulders and neck area. By the third massage, I could feel a huge difference. The pain I used to feel if someone even lightly massaged my shoulder/neck area was no longer there and those horrible knots felt all loosened up. I’m the type of person that will probably always have knots as I’m a stress-freak but finally having them loosened up felt so good.
Some of my other thoughts on this SensAsia Detox Digital package:
- I loved the consistency of having the same therapist for all 3 sessions as she knew what parts to concentrate on and could also see the same results as me by the end of it.
- The peppermint foot soak at the beginning of each massage was just LIFE. My feet felt like they were on clouds.
- The calmness and serenity of the spa. (I tried the new SensAsia Urban Spa in the Galleria Mall on the Golden Mile) The decor is very tasteful and being in that space just takes you away from the ‘outside world’.
- The professionalism and kindness of the staff. Nothing was too much and I was always greeted with smiles.
- The relaxation room with a cup of Ginger Tea and crudités after the massage was a lovely little touch and I’ll admit…..I kinda wanted to stay there every time.
- How each room in the spa is individually designed and named after a city in Asia……again……I love little details like that.
Decor goals at the new SensAsia Urban Spa on the Golden Mile Galleria Mall.
As time goes by, I think more and more people are starting to disconnect to reconnect with life again. It’s just so important to take time out to I suppose……..’look up’ and not have your head stuck in a phone or laptop or constant work as life passes you by. Those three days I had my massage at SensAsia, I made a conscience effort that evening to go to bed early and not have any screen time. The days I ‘unplug’ myself from social media in particular Instagram or ‘Perfect Life Feed’ as I like to call it……..are actually the days I enjoy more and I feel like I’m ‘in the now’ and living life as opposed to watching it on a screen.
For those of us going through a bit of work or life-related stress at the minute……the Digital Detox is something cleverly thought up that I would definitely recommend. Even if you have someone in your life…….who’s job in particular is causing a lot of stress and pressure……..this is probably one of the most thoughtful gifts you could give.
For further details or if you wish to book a treatment online in one of their four branches – head over to www.sensasiaspas.com where you’ll find all the information you need.
Thank you as always for stopping by for a read (hope you’re not slouched over a screen at your desk reading this ha, ha!!). As my Dad always says………”we’re not here for a long time……we’re here for a good time” so make the most of life without the stress of work……coz it’s just not worth it!