The Benefits of Massage During Winter

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The Benefits of Massage During Winter

Winter is the season of fluffy jackets, warm scarves, and cozy, candle-lit nights indoors. It’s also the season that brings on dry skin, sickness, and stress. Canadian winters can be dark, cold, and gloomy, and can seriously take a toll on your emotional wellbeing. The cold, dry weather can also have negative impacts on the skin and immune system.

Here are a few surprising ways you can benefit from regular massage during the winter months:

Boosts Immune System

Winter season is flu season. No matter how often you wash your hands, you’re still at risk of catching the sickness. With more people commuting by public transit, like on metros and busses, bugs and bacteria spread like wildfire. Regular massage sessions can lower your risk of getting the flu by, believe it or not, boosting your immune system.

Your lymph nodes are part of an important system in your body that produces white blood cells to fight off disease. Massages increase blood flow, and encourage the lymphatic system to start producing more cells. Combat the nasty cold this winter with massage.

Keeps Skin Healthy

Canadian winters can be cold and unpredictable. This is bad news for the skin, which favours warm and moist environments. When you get a massage, high-quality oils and lubricants are massaged into the skin, moisturizing and rejuvenating its surface. Stop paying for expensive creams to get you through the winter months. Instead, sign up for a relaxing massage.

 Improves Mood

The winter blues is a common affliction during the cold, dark, and gloomy months in Canada between November and March. The weather not only affects your physical health; it plays a large part in your emotional wellbeing. A massage is a section of time dedicated to one person only: you. The role of the masseuse is to provide you with the most relaxing and pleasurable massage experience possible. You’ll leave the room felling rejuvenated, relaxed, happy, and ready to face whatever weather comes your way.

A Treat for Hands and Feet

Whether you’re tirelessly shoveling snow, tromping down a slushy, wet sidewalk, or holding your hands in front of a dry and crackling fire, it’s safe to say your hands and feet are put under a lot of stress during winter. A massage is a fantastic way to reward these parts of the body for all the work they do during the day. Moisturizing oils and creams can help rejuvenate, restore, and rebuild any dry, cracked, or unhealthy skin.

Give your body the love and care it deserves this winter with a relaxing massage. At RelaxZone, we provide a variety of massage therapy services, including pre-natal massage, hot stone massage, lymphatic drainage, Chinese tuina, acupuncture, and more. For more information about how you can benefit from our massages, or to sign up for a massage, get in touch with us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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