Five Reasons Why a Massage is Good in the Winter

COLDER WEATHER CAUSES MUSCLE TENSION

Have you ever been outside in the cold for a sports event?  When you get home and your body warms up, you may notice that your neck, shoulders and even your glutes are sore. In cold conditions, the body tenses up in defense and if you are exposed for a long period of time, that muscle tension can remain long after you are back in a warmer environment.  Regular massage therapy during the colder months is a great way to combat the tension you may pick up during this time.

DRY SKIN

Is your skin feeling cracked, dry, and  “distressed”? 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 and other vitamins.  Massage therapy improves circulation, allowing your skin to absorb these essential vitamins, leaving you feeling nourished and hydrated! Not only will you glow on the inside, you will exert radiance from the outside!

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

When the sun tucks itself away for the winter, many of us are deeply affected by the lack of Vitamin D. An hour spent of my massage table (with the table warmer keeping you toasty) can help you fight off seasonal depression and give you the warm, cozy feeling you’re looking for.

Additionally, the holidays can be a high-stress time. Between the travel and family gatherings, you might be feeling exhausted. A little rejuvenation on the massage table can give you the boost you need to make it to the New Year.

IMMUNE BOOSTING EFFECTS

Massage therapy increases lymph flow which is packed with white blood cells or “killer cells”. These “killer cells” fight off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during this time of year where many of us get sick.

CIRCULATION

If you are experiencing cold hands and feet, stiff joints, and other aches and pains, this just may be the cold air taking its toll on your body. Massage therapy increases circulation, enhancing blood flow to muscles, joints, and organs, warming up your body from the inside out.

 

 

 

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