Benefits of a Winter Massage!

Throughout these colder months you may notice that your joints become achier, muscles become tighter and you may experience more arthritis flare ups.
The cold weather causes the muscles to contract when we lose heat. If muscles begin to cool too much this can result in shivering to produce extra heat. Over time shivering can cause the muscles to tighten and form “knots”. Which can lead to a hunched over position increasing tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders. 

So what can you do about this, you ask?
Well, you can get a remedial massage!

Remedial massage can alleviate pain caused by a range of conditions, as well as promote general wellbeing.

The benefits of Remedial Massage are vast and do also vary from person to person. However, in winter a few of our favourite benefits include;

Immune system stimulation
Massage stimulates the lymph nodes, which allow white blood cells to defend against infections and disease. Because of this, getting regular massages during winter makes you less likely to develop a cold or have to rely on medications to fend off one.
Improved circulation
Massage therapy can help improve blood circulation and encourage blood flow to joints and muscles – relieving pain and warming up your body.
Improved mental wellbeing
Massage can improve mental health by helping you to relax and reduce stress levels. When you’re in this relaxed state, the body’s ‘feel good’ hormones serotonin and endorphins are released, increasing your feelings of happiness.

Having regular massages during winter will help keep those winter blues away while also helping you to relieve your aches and pains.

So treat yourself this winter, look after your body and your mind to be the best version of you! To book an appointment you can call our friendly team on 9578 6588 or click the button below.