As we head into the holiday season, many people, whether due to hosting duties, entertaining family and friends, attending celebratory parties, or just trying to have an extra festive time of year, succumb to heightened holiday stress.
We’ve got the antidote: massage. To ensure that you have the best holiday season, here’s how massage can help:
- General Benefits
Massage deeply impacts your state of mind and in doing so can help decrease symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. By allowing you to find a calm and centered feeling, massage induces a deep sense of peace that allows you to achieve a groundedness that tethers you to your community.
- Muscular Benefits
When faced with stress, it’s natural that your body seizes up. Your body inherently will carry stress with you resulting in aches, pains, and sore muscles. With massage, the application of pressure and movement associated with the varied massage modalities can gently address a variety of musculoskeletal issues. By rubbing, stroking, stretching, and so on, massage can relieve aches and pains.
- Immune System Benefits
Stress can result in leaving you susceptible to illnesses. That’s because when your body is responding to stress, it suppresses your immune system. To counter this, massage can help boost circulation which brings oxygen and blood to areas in the body including the heart, muscles, and your lungs. Stay healthy this season by
making massage a part of your routine.