Winter weather affects our body in more ways than one; and the effects are more evident in Northern Minnesota where short days, gray skies, and bitter cold temperatures can keep us cooped up for months. Massage therapy can help fight off negative effects that cold weather brings to your body:
1. WINTER BLUES (S.A.D.)
We need to take care of our emotional and psychological wellness in order to stay healthy and stress free. Massage therapy is a wonderful way to get out of the winter funk and keep your mood light and bright. It is like a mini vacation from the everyday routine and to forget that it is below zero outside. Through the power of touch, massage can increase serotonin and dopamine production to reduce anxiety, depression, and seasonal affective disorder.
2. IMMUNE BOOSTER
Being out in the cold really might make you catch a cold. Did you know that massage therapy is a proven immune booster? Massage therapy increases lymph flow which fights off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during the cold and flu season!
3. DRY SKIN
Dry winter air, blustery wind, and the blazing heater can dry your skin quickly. 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, which your skin will absorb better through circulatory motion, leaving your skin feeling nourished and hydrated!
Cold fingers, numb feet and tired muscles. Everything we don’t like about winter in a neat little package. Our deep tissue massage can decrease inflammation and help muscles repair. Getting a massage after shoveling is exactly what your lower back, shoulders, and forearms are screaming for.
Low temperature causes the blood vessels to constrict, decreasing blood circulation and increasing blood pressure. This can bring on many discomforts, aches, pains and arthritis. Regular massage enhances blood flow, naturally lowering blood pressure, increasing body temperature, and improving body function.
Give yourself something to look forward to during these dreary months. Contact Rita online or call or text (218)-368-2964 to get a massage booked on your schedule.
It may not affect the temps outside, but regular appointments with Living Touch Massage in Bemidji can help make surviving Minnesota winters easier and more enjoyable.