Benefits of a great massage during the dreadful winter.

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Bell Tower

Dry Skin- There’s no doubt that the cooler temperatures and dry air of winter can play havoc on your skin. Dry, chapped skin isn’t just uncomfortable or painful — it is unhealthy and can form lines and wrinkles. Massage therapy is proven to improve skin hydration during these dry winter months. Massage therapy not only can reduce the dryness and keep your skin looking healthy and young this winter but also improves circulation, allowing your skin to absorb essential vitamins.

Immune Booster- Cold and flu season is no fun. People who experience high levels of stress tend to get sick more than others. Combine stress with lack of sleep and poor nutrition, and our immune system's ability to naturally protect itself against bacteria and infection is greatly reduced. People who received a 45-minute massage had an increased number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said in a statement.

Shoveling- When shoveling snow during these bone chilling winter months, you need to be extra careful not to overdo it and injure yourself. Traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue massages decrease inflammation and benefit in muscle repair.

Circulation- Massages promote better blood circulation and overall health. Several studies show that some massages can boast your immune system and direct blood circulation evenly across body. The squeezing and the pulling action on the muscles flushes the lactic acid that’s formed in them and encourages the circulation of the lymph fluid. This leads to improved blood circulation and better immunity.