Why Winter is the Best Time for Massage
The holidays are an indulgent time, but often, we forget how to indulge ourselves in the right way. With all the hustle and bustle, plus the tedious trudging throw the ice and snow, it can really take a toll on our muscles. Let’s not forget the stress either. Visiting relatives, shopping, attending more events than usual, and engaging in snowy good times outdoors like skiing, sledding, snowboarding, or ice skating should all be treated with a comforting in-home massage.
A licensed masseuse can come to your home too so you don’t have to bundle up and shuffle through the snow or feel the whipping winter winds burning your cheeks. Here’s why you should treat yourself to one this winter.
Unwind from all the stress
Even if you love the holidays, it’s such a busy time. You’ve likely been so busy doing everything for everyone else that you’ve neglected your own needs. An hour-long in-home massage will help you reconnect your body and mind, and work out those aches from your muscles with precision. Plus, it helps reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, which can wreak havoc on your body when it goes into overload.
With the whirlwind of excitement during the busiest travel season, massage is a wonderful way to cure poor sleep. Professional massages lead to deeper sleep because they increase serotonin, leading to an increase in melatonin production. This gets your circadian rhythms regulated and results in that blissfully deep sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
While in the middle of cold and flu season, perhaps you’ve turned to vitamins and healthy foods to stay healthy. To give your immune system an even bigger boost, get a massage in the comfort of your home. Massages are known to increase white blood cell activity which helps keeps viruses from wearing you down and making you sick.
More muscle fluidity
In the cold weather, muscles are more prone to strain. Cold muscles have less fluidity, and even if you’re taking it easy, you’re more susceptible at this time of year than any other to pull or strain something. Muscle soreness from workouts or overdoing it with the shoveling can benefit from a delightful massage to soothe them and to prevent future injury too.
Give yourself the ultimate gift of health and wellness this holiday season. Engaging in regular massage will help keep you healthier overall by soothing your mind and body and uniting each in harmony. There’s no need to go anywhere to get it either. Stay put and let a professional in-home massage come to you so you treat yourself right.