7 Benefits of Regular Massage in Winter

Massage is great at any time of year; however, it can be extremely beneficial during the colder months. Here are 7 reasons why you should book in a regular massage:

1. Boost Your Immune System with Massage

Massage increases lymph flow which fights off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during the cold and flu season!

2. Increased Circulation

Lower temperatures cause the blood vessels to constrict, decreasing blood circulation and increasing blood pressure.

3. Help with Joint Mobility and Stiffness

The colder weather can cause discomfort, aches, pains and arthritis. Regular massage enhances blood flow, naturally lowering blood pressure, increasing body temperature, and improving body function.

4. Keep away the Winter Blues

Massage helps boost serotonin levels in the body. The shorter days, cold weather and limited Vitamin D can leave you feeling low. Massage can relieve stress and assist with anxiety and depression.

5. Improve Skin Health and help prevent dehydration

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.

Not only do our oils and lotions help, but massage assists in stimulating collagen production in the skin. This can stop in for getting dry and cracking.

6. Help Keep Those Winter Kilos Off

Massage, not only Improves Circulation, it also Boosts your Metabolism!

A good massage can really get your blood circulation going. By aiding the flow of blood throughout your body, nutrient supply is maintained at optimal levels and tissue metabolism proceeds at a healthy pace.

7. Help Maintain Fitness and Flexibility

It’s tough finding the motivation to exercise and train as we start to enter the colder months. Whilst many of us prefer to stay in our warm beds and avoid injuries, continuing to stay active during Winter is very important. With all of the above benefits Massage will make sure your joints are working properly, your muscles are stretched and hydrated, at that you are at your peak level of health, fitness and wellbeing in these colder months.

It is important we take care of our bodies like we take care of any other machine we own.

Felicity Broadbent
Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist
Dry Needling Therapist