Not many people like winter. It’s cold. There’s snow and ice. Colds and flu run rampant. Aches and pains come with the season, as does depression in some people. There’s less sunlight, and less enjoyable things to do outdoors.
Shoveling snow (and ice) can cause serious back, arm, shoulder, neck and leg pain (and pain pretty much everywhere!). A deep tissue massage can help to alleviate the pains associated with snow shoveling.
Dry skin is another common complaint during the winter season. Massage therapy can improve skin hydration during the dry winter months. Massage oils help with moisture, and massage itself helps to improve the body’s circulation, helping the skin to absorb vitamins. This can leave skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Massage helps circulation to benefit the skin, but it also aids in circulation throughout the body to alleviate sore muscles and joints. Massage therapy helps to warm up the body’s joints, relieving aches, cramps, soreness, and chills. Massage also helps arthritis sufferers to find some comfort during the winter. Regular massage can also lower blood pressure and alleviate stress throughout the body.
Winter is the most common time of year to catch a cold, or even worse, the dreaded flu. This year, the flu is severe and even if you got a flu shot, you may still contract this year’s flu strain. How can massage therapy help? Massage is a proven boost to the body’s immune system. Massage therapy increases the lymph flow in the body, strengthening the power of the body’s white blood cells, which aid in fighting off illness. Getting a massage can help to boost your immune system and keep you healthy. Massage also helps to combat depression during the winter, especially with individuals suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Call today to schedule a massage and feel better all winter long! 610-705-4401