The Benefits of Massage During Winter (Like you needed a reason!)

It’s no secret that Massage Therapy is beneficial year-round.
Here are four extra reasons why a winter massage might be just what the doctor ordered:

 

Fighting the Winter Blues

Massage creates a positive effect on the endocrine system – a chemical messenger system consisting of hormones. The balance of hormones is very important for your overall well-being. After a therapeutic massage, cortisol (that pesky stress hormone!) can be lowered, while oxytocin (the happy hormone!) can be raised. What better way to cheer yourself up than with a massage!

 

Improving Circulation


Massage Therapy increases circulation to the skin, muscles, joints and organs – warming up the body. This chilly and damp weather can bring on lots of aches, pains and discomfort. Regular massage enhances blood flow and increases oxygen around your body, which can improve your overall function.

 

Helping Keep Your Skin Soft


Dry winter skin is a common complaint. The winter months can deplete your skin of moisture because of the drop in temperature and lower humidity. When you have a massage, oils or creams are used which can help re-hydrate your skin, keeping it soft and supple.

 

 

Enjoying Winter Activities


Okay, so we don’t have as many ‘snow activities’ in Victoria; but maybe you’re going up to Mount Washington or over to Whistler for some skiing, snowboarding, and snow shoeing! Or maybe you are wanting to enjoy one of the many forest or mountain walks we have available here on the South Island. Either way, Massage Therapy has been proven to increase range of motion and aid flexibility, which can help you keep fit and enjoy all that winter has to offer.

 

Whether you’re looking to escape or embrace winter, book a massage so you can slip into a cozy world of therapeutic healing surrounded by warmth and relaxation.

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