Five Benefits of Massage in the Winter Months

The chilly days and dark nights of winter months can lead us to staying indoors more, exercising less, sleeping more and eating more. But if you slot in some Massage to your winter schedule it can really help boost your body. Here are some ways Massage can help you with the winter doldrums.

1. Boost your Immune System

Winter means colds and flu galore but Massage can help with these by boosting your immune system. This is by increasing the lymph flow which is loaded with good nutrients that go and fight infections around the body.

2. Helps Dry Skin

As humidity in winter, the cold, dry air makes water in your skin evaporate quicker, making your skin dryer. The crèmes and lotions used in Massage contain lots of vitamins to nourish and hydrate your skin – making you feel better inside and out.

3. Improve Circulation

Your circulation may need a little help if your hands or feet are always chilly or if you have aches and pains in the colder weather. Regular massage can help by enhancing blood flow and body warmth which in turn increases the flow of oxygen around the body.

4. Banish the Winter Blues

Massage encourages positive changes in the endocrine system where hormones are created. These changes decrease cortisol (stress hormone) and increase oxytocin levels (happy hormone) leading to the release of serotonin and endorphins, relieving the stress and enhancing your mood.

5. De-stress

The past two years have been extremely stressful. Whether it is working from home, home schooling the kids, caring for a family member, we are all stressed. Taking some time out for a Massage can really help boost your well-being and help reset the balance in your life by aiding the release of stress. It will also improve your sleep to give you more energy during the busy days.

Body & Soul Massage in Salem Ma offers Therapeutic Massage for Pain and Stress Relief. Call us today to book a series of Massages to get you through the winter months. 978-825-0040 HAS/FSA plans accepted.