The Benefits Of Massage in The Winter Months
Posted on January 30 2017
Aches and pains, dry, flaky skin, bad circulation and depression are just some of the side-effects of the magical winter months. Getting a massage can thoroughly invigorate the body and the senses if done right and do much to alleviate the side effects of winter. Massage can also provide some of the many benefits that exercising provides. It’s a great way to compensate for the lack of physical exertion for those whose exercise regimes have been left short due to the cold weather.
Here are a few key reasons to get a massage this winter:
The lymphatic system of the body containing the body’s defensive white blood cells is stimulated and energised by a massage. These are the same lymphocytes that fight off infections and bacteria and are essentially the cornerstones of your immune system. Boosting your immune system by getting massages regularly during the cold season is especially beneficial during the winter months when one is even more prone to catching cold and flu than ever!
Keep it flowing
Your body isn’t as limber as it is during the summer months due to the drop in temperature during the winter. You’re most likely more prone to having an achey body and experience more pain in areas where you experience pain even in other seasons. A massage will help to rev up your blood circulation and combat pain in your muscles and joints. It is greatly beneficial in helping relieve stress and pain by increasing the body’s blood flow which in turn also regulates body temperature and the flow of oxygen through the entire body. Treating yourself to a massage will help you prevent muscle contraction, transmit nutrients and will keep you energised.
Bye bye flaky, dry skin
Keeping skin from getting dry is important to keep it protected and help it function correctly as an effective defensive barrier against damage to your body’s interior. Cracked, ruptured, dry and flaky skin can allow bacteria and viruses such as influenza to enter the body more easily and thrive in the dry environment. Additionally, many vitamins and minerals are transmitted to the body through the skin through trans-dermal therapy for which it is also important to keep the skin healthy and moisturising and provide topical nutrition. Conatural’s Organic Massage Oils are jam packed with nourishing organic carrier and essential oils that provide topical nutrition and moisture to the skin but also provide healing and nourishment deep down in to the mind and body. Use just a few tablespoons of our Organic Massage Oil for your massage to feel hydrated, relaxed and refreshed.
Don’t worry, be happy
It’s more common than we know for people to feel a little depressed during the winter months. Hormones like serotonin and endorphins relieve stress and are able to affect mood, desire, depression, alertness, sleep, hunger and more. Getting massage releases these hormones and starts you on the way to a happier, healthier self.