Here’s How to Transform Your Space Into a Mood-boosting Sanctuary


Let’s face it: Life can be overwhelming. With mounting deadlines, responsibilities, and common stressors of the everyday (plus alarming and, sometimes, chaotic news cycles), a bit of burnout can be expected—and you’d want to combat that immediately if you’re feeling it’s already rearing its ugly head. 

One worthy goal on the path to calm and peace? Transforming your personal space into a happy, mood-boosting haven. Because our home should be the one reliable place we can easily step into to recharge and reset, this safe oasis must help us re-center when anxiety or stress is getting the best of us. This also rings true for homes that have been designated as makeshift work areas. 

So, having a “toolbox” of different de-stressing techniques at home ready to go when you realize you need a minute or two of “me time” is really important. Below are four go-tos to shop for when you feel all wonky and tense in places. 

P.S. They’re all on sale for up to 65% off at Johnson Fitness and Wellness in SM City Clark and SM City North EDSA until July 31. 

Synca ReI Foot Massager at 60% off

A nifty massager hidden as an ottoman, the Synca Rei Foot Massager seamlessly blends into your living room—it’s like having your very own massage therapist right at home to provide you with a range of massage options and available in grey, red, and blue. 

At 60% off (now P19,998 from P49,995), it can be used to soothe your calves, feet, and achilles tendon. It uses reflexology and vibration coupled with heat therapy to relieve pain and achy muscles. You can even lift off the lid and slide it behind you for a wireless lumbar massage. 

Synca Kauri Rocking Chair at 60% off

Another stress-busting, functional piece is the Synca Kauri Rocking Chair with four pre-programmed air massage courses to help correct posture or perform pelvis exercises in. 

Its lower backrest is designed to strengthen muscles around the core of your body while you’re slowly rocking the chair. Opt for the full-course massage if you want to target your waist, hip, and pelvis. There are also gentle and rhythmic courses mainly designed to individually soothe on your waist, hips, and pelvis. 

Shop at 60% off—from PP29,995 to PP11,998. 

Horizon Paragon X Treadmill at 65% off

Quick bursts of movement are great if stress is making you feel jittery or unhinged. It’s a fact that exercise can help enhance mood and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety levels. So, if you need to get moving, opt to jump on the Horizon Paragon X Treadmill. It’s on a 65% discount, going for P62,998.25 from its sticker price of P179,995. 

While the machine is designed for trail running enthusiasts, it’s also the perfect addition to any household that needs bursts of activity or wants to get in shape. Even if brief, running on the Paragon X will activate several neurotransmitters, including dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine that enhance your mood and help cushion some of that anxiety and stress. 

Consider adding this award-winning treadmill to your fitness and de-stressing toolbox as it combines tech and performance for a workout experience that’s close to the real thing without ever having to leave your house. 

Exclusive AirTrain Technology brings together responsive air cushioning with 10 challenge programs to simulate real trail running. Intuitive controls adjust speed and incline at the touch of a button to add challenge, and the FitDisplay app with WeChat compatibility connects via Bluetooth to elevate your exercise experience with all the things that keep you moving. 

Horizon T101 Treadmill at 45% off

With quick and easy setup in 30 minutes or less, you can hit the ground running using the Horizon T101 Treadmill that’s at 45% off right now for P53,997 (before P89,995). 

Ideal for light walkers or light runners who just want a fuss-free workout routine, the Horizon T101 simplifies workout changes. It’s equipped with Bluetooth speakers and a secure device holder letting you easily follow your fitness classes, and play music and other media. 

Its ultra-quiet motor also recalibrates with evert footfall sans lags or surges, and its 55-inch deck comes with a shock-absorbing three-zone cushioning that supports walking, jogging, or running. 

These staples for de-stressing and busting a move are all on sale until July 31 at Johnson Fitness and Wellness in SM City Clark and SM City North EDSA. 

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