The winter months decrease our opportunities to do our favourite sports. With the dark nights we are more likely to stay indoors, exercise less, sleep and eat more. But with Massage this can really boost the body again. 1. IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTER This time of year is all about picking up coughs and colds, massage is proven to help boost the immune system. Massage therapy increases the lymph flow which is packed with white blood cells, which then go off and fight infections around the body, therefore boosting our immune system and helping us to fight infections better. 2. CIRCULATION Are your hands and feet cold? Do your muscles aching more than normal? Massage plays a crucial role in increasing circulation and providing stress and pain relief throughout the colder months. Regular massage enhances blood flow and body warmth, helping to increase the flow of oxygen throughout the body. Treat yourself to a warm and relaxing massage to ease those muscles. 3. DRY SKIN Our skin gets drier over the winter months. Massage therapy improves skin hydration during these months with oils and lotions that are used in massage as they contain lots of Vitamins to nourish the skin. You’ll not only feel better on the inside but be glowing on the outside too. 4. WINTER BLUES (S.A.D) Massage creates positive changes in the endocrine system where hormones are formed. With regular massage this can have long term benefits on your health as after you receive a massage cortisol levels decrease (the stress related hormone) and oxytocin levels are raised (the happy hormone) leading to the release of serotonin and endorphins, relieving the stress and enhancing your mood. 5. RELAXATION Massage has become a big part of many people’s lives in our busy and frantic routines. High stress jobs, endless personal obligations, the list goes on…. Getting regular relaxing massage can be an excellent step towards improved wellbeing. Stress plays a big part in our lives today and to reset the balance relaxing massage can certainly aid this release. It’s so important these days to take time out for you. It will help with improving your sleep and giving you more energy than before. Get in touch with Orchid Beauty to book yourself in for that relaxing Massage to help you to feel refreshed again….