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Massage to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Massage to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Elements Massage Happy Valley

Even though we have plenty of sunny days throughout the fall and winter season, many individuals in the valley of the sun experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a seasonal depressive slump that occurs during the shorter days.

Those that struggle with SAD often display symptoms similar to those that experience major depression. These often include:

  • Irritability
  • Lack of energy or focus
  • Relationship problems
  • Weight gain
  • Issues sleeping
  • Heaviness in arms and legs

Current research has yet to discover why a reduction in sunlight or vitamin D can trigger this condition, but it is commonly assumed that with less sunlight regulation, your biological clock interference throws both serotonin and melatonin production out of balance.

Massage with a Restorative Touch
Massage can be an excellent tool for managing SAD. Through the application of touch and movement involved in massage, a session can boost the body’s production of feel-good hormones while combating stress and anxiety. A deep sense of comfort, peace, and rejuvenation of the mind/body connection is stoked in addition to decreasing heart rate, and reducing elevated blood pressure, a part of what contributes to the tired and drained feeling.

At Elements Massage Happy Valley, massage is a great way to foster connection and share a healthy touch. If you suffer from SAD, take time to show yourself a little bit of extra love this season with our help.

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