It seems as though as the days get shorter, I have more that I need to fit into them! The winter months can spell added work and life stresses that compound to cause low energy levels, headaches and muscular tension, insomnia and a weakened immune system.
Did you know that regular massage therapy has been shown to alleviate the aforementioned ailments?
Massage therapy does not replace regular exercise and eating well, but there is nothing that can deliver the same level of relaxation that massage therapy can. For instance, in a yoga class, you are undoubtedly doing something good for your body by stretching your muscles, gaining strength and bringing circulation and tension relief to the muscles and connective tissue of the body. That being said, you’re actively engaging in this process; massage therapy allows you to shut off both mentally and physically. Not only are you enjoying the physiological benefits to releasing muscles tension and correcting postural alignments- massage therapy maintains your optimal energy and health.
Regular massage treatments boost your immune system through increasing the activity level of natural killer cells- which fend off viruses and abnormal cells. When your immune system is working well, you’re not dragged down by fatigue and better able to cope with daily stresses.
Those natural killer cells- yes, that is an actual scientific term- can sure come in handy these days with all the colds and flus flying around. And with the limited daylight- I still want to feel energized and ready to take on the day, even if the sun isn’t joining me at the usual hour. So with that said, if I MUST make the time for massage, I think that I could be persuaded…
How do you manage fatigue and stress? Post your comments here…