Massage Therapy for the Winter Blues

A day like today in Vancouver is enough to make anyone day dream relocating to an arid and sunny local. For most of us, that day dream won’t become a reality, so in the mean time, when it’s pouring down with rain we need to find other ways to cope with the winter blues.

One of the best ways to brighten your mood in the winter is by taking a vitamin D supplements- here’s an excellent article from Goop.com about the importance of Vitamin D. Not only does it help with mood, it is needed for numerous cell functions, maintaining bone density and preventing diseases such as cancer.

And of course regular exercise is really important too. This can be easier said than done when it’s dark and rainy outside. If you’re having trouble staying motivated, sometimes working with a trainer can keep you accountable. Our neighbor Danielle Steiner is Yaletown’s best kept secret. She runs her own private studio just around the corner from us. Call 604-671-6691 or email info@physicalevidence.ca for more information about Danielle’s Corrective Kinetic Specialization.

Lastly- massage can help your mood too. According to research done at the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, swedish massage significantly reduces levels to the stress hormone cortisol as well as increasing levels of oxytocin- the hormone associated with contentment. Follow this link for the full New York Times article.

So if you’re not up for the gym, you can always come in and see us for a massage. Click here to request an appointment on-line.

 

 

 


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