Five Winter Excuses To Get A MASSAGE!
Posted on Feb 07, 2013
WINTER BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
We all hate it. It’s cold, it’s tiring, it sucks. We can help make it suck less! Our Traditional Swedish, and Deep Tissue massages decrease inflammation and aid in muscle repair. Getting a massage after shoveling is exactly what your lower back, quads, shoulders, and forearms are screaming for!
Feeling like a piece of vintage furniture? Cracked, dry, “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!
Cold and Flu season is the WORST!!! Did you know that massage therapy is a proven immune booster? It is! GOOGLE IT! 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 the SICK SEASON! Just think of it as relaxing Lymphatic NINJA training.
Hands and feet Cold & Clammy? Joints and muscles not moving easily? That’s because they are COLD yo! Massage therapy increases circulation to muscles, joints, and organs, warming up the body. Cold weather can bring on many discomforts, aches, pains and arthritis. Regular massage enhances blood flow, naturally lowering blood pressure and improving body function! Your head might say no, but what does your HEART say???
WINTER BLUES (S.A.D.)
Are you sad and angry that you can’t bike, golf, swim, skateboard, get a tan??? Yea, us too. Winter months decrease our opportunities to do our favorite activities, and increase depression. It’s cold, and most of us don’t like it. Though, we cannot clinically say that massage therapy is a “cure” for depression, what we can say, is that getting regular massages enhances warmth and an overall state of well being. It makes you feel better! Massage therapy releases serotonin and endorphins, relieving stress and making you feel frick’n fantastic… about everything!!!