As the next flu season begins to kick off give your body that extra kick it needs to battle those seasonal ailments. Research has shown that a massage can increase white blood cell activity which gives your body a better chance to remain healthy as our physical activity may begin to subside.
The nights seem to be getting longer but there still doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to get a good nights sleep. A massage is able to help by increasing the serotonin and melatonin levels in your body which allow you to regulate your sleep schedule as well as allowing your body to naturally fall asleep when it is time rather then a forced restless sleep.
For those that suffer from arthritis pain the upcoming cooler temperatures can be painful. If you suffer from arthritis giving massage a try may help mitigate your pain and help you get through the colder seasons with less problems. The increase in blood flow, loosening of the connective tissue, and the relaxing after-effect of massage are few examples of things that can help alleviate arthritis pain.
The cooler autumn weather can cause a lot of people’s skin to dry out. A massage is able to help keep your skin looking healthier by getting your body to produce more collagen. You can also request that your massage therapist use coconut oil rather then other natural oils to help moisten your skin during your massage.
Depression and Anxiety
Unfortunately statistics have shown that fall and winter months tend to reflect a high chance of becoming depressed or full of anxiety. However something as easy as a massage can boost your mood and relieve anxious feelings. When you receive a massage, your body releases serotonin and dopamine. Dopamine helps battle depression and helps you focus on whats really important. Serotonin is responsible for stabilizing your mood and balancing any excessive stimulating neurotransmitters that cause anxiety and stress.
Don’t let this season get you down. Book a massage today and talk to our massage therapist about how a regularly scheduled massage can help increase your health and overall well being.