Post Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Winter weather affects our body in more ways than one; and the effects
are more evident in Northern States where short days, gray skies, and bitter
cold temperatures can keep us cooped up for months. Massage therapy can help
fight off negative effects that cold weather brings to your body:
1. WINTER BLUES (S.A.D.)
We need to take care of our emotional and
psychological wellness in order to stay healthy and stress free. Massage
therapy is a wonderful way to get out of the winter funk and keep your mood light
and bright. It is like a mini vacation from the everyday routine and to forget
that it is below zero outside. Through the power of touch, massage can increase
serotonin and dopamine production to reduce anxiety, depression, and seasonal
Being out in the cold really might make you
catch a cold. Did you know that massage therapy is a proven immune booster?
Massage therapy increases lymph flow which fights off infections and bacteria,
boosting your immune system during the cold and flu season!
3. DRY SKIN
Dry winter air, blustery wind, and the blazing
heater can dry your skin quickly. Massage therapy is proven to improve skin
hydration during these dry winter months. Oils and lotions used in massage
contain healthy amounts of vitamin E, which your skin will absorb better
through circulatory motion, leaving your skin feeling nourished and hydrated!
Spending time at your cold weather home? Shoveling Cold fingers, numb feet and tired muscles.
Everything we don’t like about winter in a neat little package. Our deep tissue
massage can decrease inflammation and help muscles repair. Getting a massage
after shoveling is exactly what your lower back, shoulders, and forearms are
Low temperature causes the blood vessels to
constrict, decreasing blood circulation and increasing blood pressure. This can
bring on many discomforts, aches, pains and arthritis. Regular massage enhances
blood flow, naturally lowering blood pressure, increasing body temperature, and
improving body function.