The holiday season is upon us again and while it’s fun to attend holiday parties it can also be a stressful time of the year for many of us. According to the American Institute of Stress, upwards of 110 million Americans take medication to combat stress each week. With the stressors that often accompany the holiday season this number increases. The good news is that you can find alternative ways to de-stress! Namely, get a massage! If you’re searching for a healthy way to de-stress and relax we highly suggest massage therapy. While some consider massage to be an indulgence, modern medicine has recognized that it actually has many health benefits! Massage improves both emotional and mental health as well as relieves many physical ailments. It is very rejuvenating and healing. A massage is likely to decrease your stress levels and promote relaxation. Read on to learn six reasons why a massage can help you this season.
During a massage the therapist manipulates the body’s soft tissues, the skin, muscles and tendons with their fingertips, hands and fists. The type of massage you get differs in hand strokes and pressure. Whether you need a relaxation or deep tissue massage you should feel very calm and relaxed both during and after your massage.
Massage releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, which can alleviate soreness, aches and pains.
Massage increases blood flow throughout the body, reducing heart rate, lowering blood pressure and relaxing muscles.
Immune System Boost:
Massage has been proven to boost the body’s immune system to protect us from common illnesses and disease.
Massage is known to help reduce swelling, relieve muscle aches and stiffness and improve range of motion.
Massages not only feels amazing physically but also relaxes the mind, relieving overall anxiety and promoting a restored sense of well-being, helping you to be in terrific spirits this holiday season!
Getting a massage is a wonderful way to refresh your body and mind! Try one of our massages to help lesson your stress this holiday season. We offer the following massage options:
- Aromatherapy (including Chocolate Cake & Pumpkin Spice)
- Deep Tissue
- Scalp & Neck
- Thai Stretch
Also, please keep in mind that a massage makes for a perfect gift too! Happy holidays!