Four Ways Wellness Can Help During Mercury’s Retrograde

Here are a few ways to combat Mercury retrograde // Photo Credit: Elen11/iStock/Getty Images Plus(Elen11 / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

People tend to go into a frenzy when they hear Mercury will be in retrograde, since it is believed to cause extreme emotional highs and lows, miscommunications, and malfunctions. Don’t worry, though, because the perfect tactic to combat any retrograde effect is self-care, either at home or in a spa. Veljko Savic, spa director of the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa (CA) offered us suggestions for professional spa treatments and at-home remedies perfect for combatting retrograde impacts, just in time for the next celestial event, which will be July 7-August.

Miscommunication: Conversations become more difficult during Mercury’s retrograde, resulting in conflicts in relationships. To tackle these issues, look for ways to bond and spend quality time with your partner.

  • Spa Fix:  A couple’s massage treatment, which promotes togetherness and is a great way to bond. 
  • Home Fix: Try to plan a romantic date night, complete with candles, music, and maybe a DIY massage.

Emotional distress and Restlessness: The conflicts that arise from Mercury moving backwards can cause stress and anxiety. For this, Savic recommends time to “turn off” the mind with the help of aromatic smells. 

  • Spa Fix: A nourishing body wrap that cocoons both your body and your mind and provides a mood-balancing aroma is a relaxing way to tune out.
  • Home Fix: Use your free time to read a new book, write in a journal, or drink decaffeinated beverages like herbal teas. 

Sleep Deprivation: Increased emotional distress can have serious impacts on your sleep schedule and cause tired eyes. Here are easy fixes, if this is the case.

  • Spa Fix: A skin resurfacing facial which stimulates and tightens the fragile eye area can treat puffy eyes. 
  • Home Fix: Try melatonin and use an oil diffuser with sleep inducing oils like lavender, jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla to get a good night’s sleep. 

Deterioration of the Spirit: As the emotions are heightened during these weeks, we can become more forgetful, overwhelmed, and can have a lack intuition. What better way to renew your spirit than with a detox?

  • Spa Fix: An oil massage that applies aromatherapy blends which utilize natural elements will invigorate and detoxify the body.
  • Home Fix: Take a digital detox by turning off electronics and putting a hold on social media. Try to do some yoga at home to place your body and mind in a natural equilibrium. 

Self-care is important year-round, but when an astrological occurrence impacts your wellbeing, it’s helpful to take extra steps to combat all the effects. 


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