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Lily Meyer RMT

healing everyBODY through massage

Kindle the inner flame..with massage.

Massage does everyBODY good.

 

 

What is the hardest part of winter for you?

Chills and short days giving you the blues? Skin like a gator? That flu you can’t shake?

Massage offers countless benefits, even more than you may realize to help combat our Winter season.

You can not afford to ignore massage as your winter armour. Here is why:

Massage Boosts Your Immune System

It can seem impossible to stay in top health over the winter—from holiday drinking and eating, decrease in exercise and outdoors, not to mention an army of germs -all conspire to sabotage our wellness. But research indicates that massage can be a powerful ally for your health. Massage can increase lymph flow, encouraging white blood cells to help combat dis/ease in the body. 

Regular massage also reduces cortisol, the stress hormone linked with high blood pressure, suppressed immune function, and obesity. We all know  poor sleep can also be a powerful immunity killer. Studies have found that people who get regular massages have better circadian rhythms and spend more time in deep sleep, the most essential restorative stage of the sleep cycle. (rest and digest!!)

Massage Thaws Out the Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and weight gain during colder months—and plenty more of us simply feel down this time of year. In this article, In addition to improving overall relaxation and wellbeing, massage can help stimulate the endocrine system, which is essential in the creation and regulation of hormones. (stress hormone=cortisol). With massage, cortisol decreases and oxytocin increases; study this brings rise to the release of serotonin and endorphins...happy happy hormones!!

Massage Kickstarts Creativity & Productivity

It is not a coincidence that he number of businesses offering workplace massages to employees is on a rapid incline. Two decades of studies have been linking massage to improved brain function. If the cold, dark winter has you feeling blahhhh, massage might be your ahhhhh. Spark up that grey matter!!!