Massage is a great tool to use when fighting against the aches and pains of winter.
The deep penetrating manipulation of muscle tissue and the application of pressure employed in a therapeutic massage is an excellent way to help relieve aches and pains brought on by the cold.
Year around benefits of massage include:
- Boosting Circulation
- Releasing Toxins
- Increasing Hormone Production
- Providing Relief for Achy Joints
Shorter days and colder temperatures leave many people feeling depressed and lethargic. Thankfully, results of scientific studies shared by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) have shown that regular massages can improve mood and reset circadian rhythms, which lead to people enjoying better sleep and more energy.
Jeff Smoot, President of the American Massage Therapy Association has stated, “As we approach the colder, darker months, massage therapy may be an effective method of deflecting common seasonal challenges.” He further stated, “Massage benefits the way our bodies react to negative influences, whether that’s weather, anxieties or disorders.”
Immediate massage benefits often include reduced anxiety, depressed mood and anger while the long-term impact reduced depression and increased serotonin values.
Serotonin helps to regulate your mood, appetite, sleep, memory and learning. Massage therapy also improves sleep, specifically by assisting with circadian rhythms, sometimes called the “body clock”.
So getting a winter massage is doing something nice for yourself and taking a break from your day-to-day hustle, and it is also going to boost your mood and re energize you.
Our Serenity Suite NYC Massage Therapist utilizes a variety of massage techniques depending on a client’s preference or specific needs. A massage is surprisingly wonderful and super relaxing.