Winter is the season of shortened days, freezing cold, snow, icy rain, and lack of sunshine. While most people are tired of the frigid, short days at the end of winter, some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is a more serious mood altering state and can be rather intense during the winter season.
Some common symptoms of SAD are mood swings, feeling unmotivated, over-eating, irritability, depression, disruptive sleep, feelings of hopelessness, lack of concentration, and fatigue. The fewer hours of daylight and lack of sunlight and vitamin D are believed to be strong contributors. Along with massage therapy, light therapy is also an effective tool to help battle SAD symptoms.
How can Georgetown Massage & Bodywork help?
Therapeutic massage helps stimulate the circulatory system which can help with the release of mood boosting hormones like serotonin and encourage the body’s production of endorphins, our natural painkillers. With decreased activity levels for many people during the winter months the circulatory benefits also help with increasing energy levels.
Massage also helps lower blood pressure, improve concentration, and decrease the negative influence of stress and depression on our mind and body. It feel great too and can help insure a good nights rest!
So come in, enjoy our new heated tables and reward your body and ease your mind.