Benefits of Massage Therapy in Winter
Takhir Almazbekov, RMT - Registered Massage Therapist & Cupping Therapy Practitioner
Autumn ends, winter comes and nature changes colors to white, with temperatures dropping, daylight decreasing and the sun making us less happy... but changes in this period occur not only in nature! For the vast majority of people, winter is a time of reduced physical activity, a return to a sedentary lifestyle. Therefore, it is a time of pain in the muscles and joints.
How can we help our body to adapt to the changing seasons? Most likely, you would not even suspect that massage may be useful in this case. But this is exactly the case. Massage will help us to cope with a number of physiological problems from which we suffer in winter, giving us the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
Now I will tell you why you should book an appointment for a general massage this winter:
According to scientists, massage is not only a good way to relax and relieve the nervous tension accumulated during long working hours, but it is also an excellent support for the immune system.
Scientists from the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, located in Los Angeles, found that a 45-minute massage causes a significant increase in the number of lymphocytes - blood cells that play an important role in shaping the body's defense against various diseases.
Improving Sleep Quality
Massage helps fight insomnia by contributing to the production of serotonin, one of the most important neurotransmitters. It is serotonin that stimulates the part of the brain responsible for falling asleep. In addition, the hormone serotonin is a precursor to the hormone melatonin. In other words, during chemical reactions, serotonin turns into melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone that prepares our brain for sleep. In addition, it is scientifically proven that melatonin slows down the aging process, enhances the efficiency of the immune system and has antioxidant properties.
Pain Relief from Seasonal Exacerbations of Arthritis
For people suffering from arthritis, the upcoming cold weather promises exacerbation of the disease. In winter and autumn, the arthritis inflammation is greatly increased, causing severe pain. During a massage, the blood flow improves, the condition of the connective tissue improves, helping to reduce the severity of inflammation and pain, as well as allowing you to relax and enjoy your treatment.
No More Shivering from The Cold!
Do you not like the cold? You are not alone! At first, we may like the changes in weather but very soon we all begin to chatter from cold when going out. Massage will help you warm up. During a massage, the blood supply to the tissues is improved which contributes to an increase in the efficiency of thermoregulation.
To book your massage session with Takhir, call Wellness for the Body at 905.465.4595.