Massage has many wonderful benefits to all who partake , and in the winter months, this is no exception.
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 this time of year where many of us get sick.
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.
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.
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 better.
Perfect reasons to book in with one of the many wonderful massage therapists we at Kundalini House have on offer. Stay well and stay warm this winter & we look for ward to assisting you with this very soon.
Written by Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist Brooke Campbell