Spring Massage Leads to Summer Fun: Preparing Your Mind and Body for Activities in the Sun
John L. Pantera Apr 29, 2015
Summer is just around the corner. Before you begin your summer activities, it’s a good time to think about prepping your skin and your mind for the summer heat. The sun can damage your skin, could cause cancer, and you tend to be more stressed in the heat of the summer. Getting a massage now will help prepare you for the summer sun and heat.
Give Your Skin a Chance
It does not take much heat to dry out your skin when it is getting blasted by summer UV rays. Starting a regular massage routine now will help get your skin the added moisture it needs to help combat summer dry skin. It will also exfoliate your skin to help get rid of the dry skin that already exists.
Move into Summer Feeling Relaxed
It’s no question that our moods can sour a bit when we are exposed to long periods of heat. We tend to feel more stressed and irritable when it’s hot. Regular massage can help ease tensions, relieve stress, and will help you feel completely relaxed. You’ll enjoy summer much more when your mind and body are both comfortable.
Get Rid of the Winter Knots
Summer tends to lead to a more active life for many people. You’ll probably use muscles that have been in hibernation for the winter. Whether you enjoy biking, camping, running or gardening, no matter how active you are, these muscles probably haven’t been used all that much of late. Through massage, you’ll relax your muscles, relieve any knots and get rid of any pockets lactic acid that may have built up over the winter.