The Benefits of Massage in Winter
Our winter warmer special: on Friday’s in winter we will be offering 60 minute massages for the price of a 30 min massage. That’s only $60 for a one hour massage!
As the cold, wet Melbourne winter sets in there is nothing more soothing than a relaxing massage in a wonderfully warm room. While massage is beneficial at all times of the year, there are some specific benefits that can be gained from massage in winter:
Boost your immunity
Massage therapy increases the flow of lymphatic fluid through the body. Lymph fluid is packed with white blood cells, which are the cells responsible for fighting off infections and bacteria, and improving the flow of lymph in the body can boost the immune system during this time of year where many of us get sick.
Improve skin hydration
Massage therapy is proven to improve skin hydration, stabilizing the collagen in your skin and helping to maintain your skin’s elasticity.
Cold weather can bring on many discomforts, aches, pains and arthritis but massage therapy can help by increasing circulation to muscles, joints, and organs. Improved circulation increases body warmth, provides healthier blood pressure levels, and increases the flow of oxygen throughout the body.
Banish the Winter Blues
After receiving bodywork such as massage therapy, cortisol levels are decreased (the nasty hormone responsible for stress!), and oxytocin levels are raised (the happy, contentment hormone). Massage also releases serotonin and endorphins, relieving stress and making you feel better. Regular massages enhances overall state of well-being – banishing those winter blues!