Massage Provides Relief for “Wintertime Blues”

Have you heard of the wintertime “blues”? Cloudy skies are present an average of 59% of cold weather days in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Many people can be adversely affected by the lack of sunshine and increased time spent indoors. There is relief! Aromatherapy, a warm massage table, and dry skin brushing coupled with a relaxing, deep tissue massage from Rebecca can work wonders. If you are experiencing symptoms such as lowered energy, challenges rising in the morning and a desire to eat more, especially starches and sweets, you may benefit from massage therapy in the winter months. Massage can also help stave off winter colds by helping boost your immunity!

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research proves that massage can:

  • Reduce anxiety and depression with massage sessions equalizing benefits similar in strength to those of psychotherapy.
  • Increase neurotransmitters associated with decreasing anxiety, and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety such as cortisol and vasopressin.
  • Significantly decrease heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.
  • Increase lymphocytes and white blood cells that play a large role in our immune system, defending our body from disease.

If you are one in five Americans that experience Seasonal Affective Disorder or the “winter blues”, consider booking a rejuvenating and restorative massage today.

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