Why Muscles Need More Massaging in Winter Months
During our snowy and blustery cold winters, it’s easy to become more sedentary. The act of walking to your car and driving to work without slipping and falling to your doom is enough action for one day. Still, hiding from the cold and refraining from keeping active can have an impact on your muscles.
The days might be shorter and the nights might be longer, and with those colder temperatures, it’s a recipe for inactivity. But don’t hunker down just yet! That lack of activity can deplete your muscle strength and flexibility that you’ve been working so hard on. And if you’re older, it will only become more difficult to bounce back during the spring thaw. That’s exactly why you need a winter massage more than ever.
Winter Massage Benefits
If you do anything at all this winter, make it a massage. Low flexibility in your hamstrings can affect your mobility. When you hide yourself away from the winter chill, you leave your muscles more vulnerable to tightness and damage. Alleviate it with a massage to get these benefits:
- Improved immunity from boosted circulation
- Better flexibility and mobility
- Better mental state due to release of serotonin and endorphins
With winter massages, especially those that target deep tissues, immune systems can stay strong even when confronted with those nasty cold and flu germs from your office. On top of that, you’ll be less likely to injure yourself when you do venture outdoors to shovel your driveway or even walk down the street.
Aside from the physical benefits of winter massage to help you stay flexible and mobile though, it goes far deeper. Deeper than the deepest tissues, it extends to your mental wellness. For many, winter is a time of depressive feelings. It might not be the cold or snow that drags you down but rather, the bleak sky without a trace of sunshine. It can do a number on your outlook. A massage can help restore those feel-good feelings and unite your physical and mental health with harmony.
Let the Massage Come to You
A massage sounds great right about now, right? But you really don’t want to have to layer up your clothes, grab your hat, scarf, and everything else to bundle up with and wade through the snow to your car just to get one. It’s better indoors beside that roaring fire. The good news is that you don’t have to go anywhere to get an expert massage. Just call us and we’ll send one of our professional massage therapists to your door at your convenience.
Now you’ve got no excuse to keep your muscles and your mind happy this winter. Need a belated holiday gift for a loved one? In-home massage therapy is a brilliant idea that they will love so much more than just another coffee mug!