Glistening holiday lights and frosty landscapes of the winter months can be so beautiful! Not to mention the fun and unique winter activities we get to partake in. However, these sun deprived months and shorter days can make you feel a sense of low.
Here are tips to help you escape the winter blues.
Socialize with others.
Being around other people can boost your mood. I know it's tempting after a long day to curl up and tune to world out. Resist the urge and fill your calendar up with group outings and social events.
Move to boost your mood.
It's cold and you want to stay inside. Instead, try pugging your head phones in and taking a walk around the block. A 10 minute walk will get your heart rate up and release mood boosting endorphins.
Sunlight can help motivate your focus, and lower your stress. It can be as simple as sitting closer to the window or taking a stroll around your favorite park. Getting 30 min of sunlight a day can give you an overall sense of calm and a higher sense of wellbeing. Plus it is the only natural way your body produces vitamin D.
Balance your mind and body.
Massage naturally raise our serotonin levels, it can help ease the tension that cold gloomy weather can bring. There is nothing better than a warm cozy massage to maintain balance in your body and mind.
While it is tempting to hibernate for the remainder of the season, be active! It will help you live a healthier and well-balanced life. Don't let the winter blues get you down, come and get a massage instead.
Doesn't that sound better than hibernating?
Thanksgiving is a week away and we all know what that means. A lot of hours planning, shopping, and cooking. Many of us will get up early or spend a few hours Black Friday shopping. We might begin to decorate our homes for the holidays. Some of us might be making flight or travel reservations. Even if you don't celebrate, the hustle and bustle might start to affect you.
The holiday season is typically a stressful time for many Americans. Stress is never good, and it's also considered a risk factor for many chronic conditions. Getting a massage is one thing that can help reduce that stress by reducing or eliminating headaches, anxiety, and tight muscles. It is one gift that will give back again and again. Massage therapy can be effective for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, lower back pain, insomnia, circulatory problems, and recovery from a sports injury. It's also been proven to aid in stress relief and promoting relaxation.
If you haven't already, you may want to consider booking yourself a massage in November and December to help you relax and feel better. You can also purchase a massage gift certificate for your loved ones!
One of my massage offerings is Bamboo Fusion. I use warm bamboo sticks, which are perfect for a cold winter day. The warm bamboo sticks act as an extension of the hands for a deep tissue massage. Bamboo tools allow for a deeper massage than is possible with hands alone. It promotes relaxation, circulation and well-being.
Do yourself a favor this season and consider booking a massage.