Now that the holidays have come and gone, the winter months can be a bit of a drag. Most people feel like the best part of this season is over. While that may be true, you can always get a massage in the winter to cheer you up.
At Carson Hot Springs Resort and Spa, we strongly encourage our guests to seek ways in which to positively help your body. Especially in the cold and dreary days of winter, a soothing massage can go a long way in terms of self-help. That’s why we’re laying out a few ways to convince yourself to get a massage.
3 Reasons You Need a Massage in the Winter
Improve Mental Health
We’re firm believers that a happy life starts with a positive mindset. Waking up in the winter months can really take a toll on your mindset if you live in a cold place. Getting a massage in the winter can vastly improve your mental outlook. Massage therapy has been shown to release serotonin and endorphins, two chemicals in your brain that decrease stress and promote happiness.
This decrease in stress can be exactly what you need after the first couple weeks of the new year. Maybe you’ve just gotten back from holiday break and now you’re swamped with a ton of built up work. That can cause you to be overworked and often become severely stressed out. Add that to the cold weather and you have a recipe for an unhappy mindset. Mixing in a massage is the perfect way to combat this funk and ease some of the tension and stress that you have built up.
Reduce Muscle Aches and Pains
Not only does the cold weather cause a negative mindset, it also takes a serious physical toll on the body. That’s exactly why a massage in the winter is a great pick me up when you’re experiencing muscle and joint pain. Due to the cold weather constricting your muscles and inflammation in your joints, you have to take extra care of yourself.
Through massage therapy, our trained therapists will be able to target your problem areas. By doing so, we can combat issues like negative prolonged holding patterns that lead to bad posture and stiff muscles. When the deep tissues are massaged effectively, your body can improve its circulatory system, metabolic rate, and immune system.