Whether you love the snow and cold weather or you’re eagerly awaiting the return of sunshine and warmth, there are plenty of reasons to get a massage this winter.
5 Reasons to get a Massage this Season
1. Stay Warm
If you’re one of those people who’s miserable all winter until the sun comes back out, this one’s for you.
Hot stone and Himalayan salt stone massage involve the use of warm, smooth stones as an extension of your licensed massage therapist’s hands. You will leave your massage session with a pleasant sense of rejuvenation.
Not to mention, the interior of Elements of Rockville Centre is accented with warm, earthy colors and is kept at a moderate temperature. If it wasn’t for our holiday decorations, you might forget it was winter outside.
2. Relieve Arthritis and Muscle Inflammation
Arthritis affects people all throughout the year, but it tends to flare up particularly bad during the wintertime. Massage therapy is an effective way to manage arthritis pain during the cold months and beyond.
Those who don’t suffer from arthritis but are experiencing muscle inflammation, whether it’s due to shoveling the driveway or something else, can also benefit from massage therapy.
3. Cope with the Winter Blues
It’s estimated that about one in five Americans experience seasonal affective disorder. There are numerous ways to win over the winter blues, but the growing body of research that suggests massage therapy relieves anxiety and depression encouraged us to add it as one of the reasons to get a massage.
4. Boost your Immune System
During cold and flu season, a boost to your immune system is always helpful. Research has shown that people receiving massage experience significant upticks in lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell that fights off viruses.
Massage also decreases the stress hormone known as cortisol, which can weaken your immune system in the short- and long-term.
Note: we respectfully ask that you do not come in for a massage if you are currently sick with a contagious virus like a cold or the flu. Use massage therapy as a preventative measure.
5. Moisturize your Skin
At Elements Massage of Rockville Centre, our licensed massage therapists often using lotions and oils that can heal skin that has dried out in the cold winter air. If your skin is particularly dry, consider one of the following modalities:
- Himalayan salt stone massage. The pink-hued salt stones detoxify and exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated.
- AromaRitual™. Uses lotion mixed with small amounts of essential oil to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. Learn about the essential oil blends we use here.
There are plenty of reasons to get a massage not just this winter, but all year round. We hope to see you for your next appointment soon!