Tackle the winter blues with a regular massage

Tackle the winter blues with a regular massage

Janene of Amaya Spa at Heavenly Hair shares her experience of the benefits of massage, offering advice on the physical and psychological elements that could help you beat those winter blues.

Are these darker evenings getting you down? Do you want relief from the aches and pains your hectic life brings? What if we told you there was a way to reduce your tension levels, lower your blood pressure and even give your immune system a leg up? We’re not talking about a new fad diet or exercise regime, we’re talking about a massage, and we think it’s time you got one.

Did you know that a 60-minute massage offers the same benefits to your body a good eight-hour sleep brings? And when you think about it, when was the last time you actually got that amount of shut eye in one go? Well, the lasting feelings of relaxation a massage brings will also help you reach those deeper sleep cycles you need to feel truly refreshed.

Boost your immune system

Not only will you find yourself feeling more rested, you’ll also give your immune system an extra level of defence. Believe it or not, a regular session on the table gives your body extra resilience against the germs that fly around at this time of year.  Studies have also suggested a massage lowers your blood pressure, which reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious health issues.

The emotional benefits

It’s no secret that as Autumn turns to Winter, and we head into the dingiest and coldest days of the year, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) can strike, leaving us feeling stressed, anxious and depressed. Which is when our bodies can work against us by producing high levels of stress hormones, which can lead to weight gain, lethargy and migraines.

So balancing things out with a regular massage is a great way to reduce these stress hormones, and leave you feeling relaxed, happier, and less stressed. Not only will you sleep better at night, you’ll be better able to avoid the weight gain, low moods and feeling of worry that SAD can bring.

It’s also ideal for reducing muscle spasms, back pain, and stiffness to your body.

A massage isn’t a treat, it’s a treatment

When you consider the health benefits, a massage isn’t so much a luxury, it’s a therapeutic way to enjoy a healthier, happier life. At the Amaya Spa, our friendly and expert masseuses offer you a hands-on way to combat the lower moods the colder seasons bring, relieve your aches, and help you get the best out of your life.

Visit our website or call us on 01728 602941 to find out more and book your massage today.