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Brightening the Winter Blues with Massage

Liz Garrison, LMT Dec 1, 2014

Winter brings cold weather and some icy days.  But even in the South, people can get the Winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that occurs only in the Fall and Winter months.  It causes fatigue and moodiness.

Often people with SAD just don't want to get up in the morning.  They always feel tired and don't want to get out.  Most cases of SAD occur in regions with a long, cold, harsh winter. But, it just isn't always the case.

For those with depression, massage can alleviate sluggishness, muscle aches, fatigue and sleeping problems.  Massage also increases serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.  Even for those whose depression is not year-round.

If you are in the Dallas area, your local Elements Massage at West Plano can help.  They offer an introductory massage starting at $49 to get you started and a monthly Wellness Program starting at $59 to keep you going.

For more information:

http://elementsmassage.com/westplano/blues

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/03/30/us-massage-depression-idUSTRE62T4AK20100330

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/definition/con-20021047

 

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