By Camille Scott
With winter well and truly here the temptation to hibernate could not be stronger! The shorter days, and cold, rainy weather make it easy to forgo most activity in favour of snuggling up on the couch. Regular massage during winter may not be something you’ve thought of to include in your self-care routine but here a few reasons why you should this winter…
Enhance your mood!
Massage is a wonderful way to brighten your mood in winter. The combination of cold weather and reduced sun exposure is the perfect recipe to bring on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), not to mention that we generally tend to be more isolated in winter. With an increase of less than desirable weather we show a natural tendency to withdraw from social and outdoor activities so it’s no wonder we can experience higher levels of depression and anxiety.
Massage has been shown to increase serotonin and dopamine which we know helps to reduce anxiety, depression and SAD.
Improve your circulation
With the reduced activity of winter, you may find that your joints and muscles complain in the cold. Massage encourages the circulation of fluids (blood, lymph, oxygen and nutrients) throughout the body, which in turn nourishes the soft tissue of the joints allowing them to move more freely and potentially reducing pain.
Nourish your skin
Dry skin is especially common in winter, when the humidity level drops. The cold, dry air outside causes the water on the skin to evaporate more quickly resulting in dry, itchy and flaky skin. The oils we use in massage are usually natural oils with nutrients like Vitamin E that hydrate and absorb easily into the skin leaving it super moisturised.
Boost your immunity
We can all use a little help when it comes to supporting our immune systems during winter and the good news is that massage can help…
The use of regular massage can help to increase and stimulate the lymph flow, encouraging the circulation of white blood cells throughout your system which are responsible for fighting infections and bacteria in the body. So, the more white blood cells circulating, the stronger your immune system!
If you would like to book a massage appointment with Camille please call
the clinic on (03) 5429 3610.
Alternatively you can use our online booking system to book now :0)