Birds are chirping, ice is melting, and the days are getting longer; it's time to get active again.
As the winter passes and spring approaches, your body may be waking up from "hibernation" and your mind may blooming with ideas of flowers, growth, and movement. Joggers are ready to run outside without risking an icy slip, gardeners are picking out this year’s flowers and vegetables, and families are planning their epic summer adventure in the woods.
As you begin to get active again, incorporating a therapeutic massage into your spring routine can be vital in order to maintain flexibility and prevent any injuries.
Improve Your Flexibility
One thing we often do in winter is sit a little too much, whether in a fish house or cozied up in a blanket, which leads to tight muscles. Therapeutic massage will relax your muscles and joints, and prepare your body for increased activities.
Increase Your Recovery
Chances are if you are exercising for the first time in a while, your muscles are a bit sore and prone to injury. Incorporating deeper pressure massage and myofascial release can improve sports and daily performance, as well as restoration and recovery from injury.
Detox Your Body
Your lymphatic system is your main defense against disease because it propels waste and toxins out of your body. Lymphatic drainage massage is a manual manipulation to help flush and drain lymphatic fluid from the body, which is a good for preventing spring colds and allergies.
Brighten Up Your Mind
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 in the spring. Through the power of touch, massage can reduce cortisol and adrenaline, as well as increase serotonin and dopamine to reduce anxiety and depression.
With the warmer months fast approaching, it is never too early to start waking up your body and preparing for the season of new life. Contact Rita at Living Touch Massage to get started.