So, you’re busy, and you probably just spent a ton of cash over the holidays. I get it. And trust me, I also know that the idea of bundling up just to head to someplace where you’ll have to peel of your all your warm winter gear, may make you feel like hibernating until the spring. But despite all that, I'm here to tell you that this is actually the best time of year to book a massage. Why? Because the bitter cold, shorter days, and grey skies of winter have all kinds of not so great effects on your body, and massage therapy can help you to …
1. BEAT THE WINTER BLUES (aka S.A.D.) We all need to pay attention to our emotional and psychological wellness in order to stay healthy and stress free, right? Well, did you know that massage therapy is a surefire way to shake off the winter blues that tend to show up with the coming of the cold weather and less hours of sunlight each day? Getting regular massages this season will help to boost your mood and help you ditch the stress – via the release of serotonin and endorphins that are released by your therapist’s soothing touch.
2. BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. Let’s face it, winter time is prime time to catch colds and flus. But you know what is a natural and non-invasive way to give your immune system a boost as you brave the cold this winter? You guessed it, massage treatments. Why? Because massage – particularly Manual Lymph Drainage massage - increases lymphatic flow, giving your immune system a much-needed assist at this time of year.
3. IMPROVE SKIN HEALTH & HYDRATION. Dry winter air, bone-chilling winds, and near constant exposure to heaters can quickly leave your skin feeling parched. The oils and lotions used during a massage session will give you a head-to-toe dose of nourishing hydration, which will go a long way to improving the appearance, feel and health of your skin.
4. RELIEVE MUSCLE TENSION & JOINT ACHE. Whether you love or hate the winter, it’s likely that you’ve noticed that you experience more muscle tension and joint discomfort in the winter. Our bodies tend to tense up in response to the cold, especially if we’re out in the cold for a long time. And since the increased tension leads to tighter muscles and more restricted joints, the chance injuring yourself during common winter activities like shovelling snow or slipping on a patch of ice is pretty high if you don’t do something to ease all that tension. Fortunately, massage therapy is a super easy way to give your body the warmth and tension relief it needs to make it safely through the winter.
5. INCREASE BLOOD FLOW & DECREASE HYPERTENSION. The drop in the mercury that accompanies winter also makes our blood vessels to constrict, which slows the circulation of our blood, and increases blood pressure. Regular massage enhances your blood flow through the cardiovascular system, naturally lowering blood pressure.
So, do something truly good for your health and sense well-being this winter, and book a massage today!