Massage to get you through Winter

As we grind our way through another year, particularly now as we experience a cold and wet winter, we often need to take stock and evaluate how we are treating ourselves.

  • Are we working too hard?
  • Are we feeling run down?
  • Is the dreaded ‘lurgy’ taking hold every few weeks it seems?

Are we making excuses for not looking after ourselves or worse not prioritising our well-being, pushing it down the list of importance?

Stop the ‘Rot’

If this is you, then perhaps you need to look at how you can ‘stop the rot’. Many studies confirm that stress causes a multitude of problems to our minds and bodies. Chemically, the body’s inability to ‘switch off’ the fight or flight hormone Cortisol, leaves us in a permanent state of stress, affecting us physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Massage to help manage your stress

Massage is one way to manage this stress. Studies have proven that regular massage reduces cortisol levels in the body as well as increasing the release of numerous ‘feel good’ hormones. So why not treat yourself to some regular massage?

It’s good for you, and while a bottle of red wine may be cheaper and give you short-term feelings of euphoria and well-being, the effects of a good massage are much longer lasting and you won’t get the morning after hangover!

So during these bleak days, be sure to book you and your loved ones a well-deserved massage.

Hydration

We encourage you to rehydrate after your treatments.
Your body is made up of about 70% water.  You lose approximately 2 Litres of water a day through breathing, perspiration, and urination.  Water plays an essential role in ensuring that both body and brain function well. Water is used to perform various functions such as helping with circulation, temperature control, digestion, assimilation of nutrients and oxygen into the cells, and elimination.
Massage will shift the build up of toxins in your body. These are filtered through your liver and other organs. To help this process hydrate hydrate hydrate!

Sleep

YOU NEED IT! Recent studies are now suggesting it is more important than exercise and diet. We are a sleep-deprived society. We are going to bed later as a society and getting up earlier. Sleep experts recommend that adolescents and adults require 8.25 – 9.25 hours of sleep each night. Research now strongly suggests that sleep is the most important skill in memory consolidation. Cortisol also increases with a lack of sleep, resulting in increased levels of stress. There is also an association between sleep deprivation, diabetes and obesity; that is, a lack of sleep can result in poor eating habits and lifestyle decisions. So, remove the distractions, leave the iPhone and other electronic devices out in the kitchen and get some quality shut eye!

Research now strongly suggests that sleep is the most important skill in memory consolidation. Cortisol also increases with a lack of sleep, resulting in increased levels of stress. There is also an association between sleep deprivation, diabetes and obesity; that is, a lack of sleep can result in poor eating habits and lifestyle decisions. So, remove the distractions, leave the iPhone and other electronic devices out in the kitchen and get some quality shut eye!

There is also an association between sleep deprivation, diabetes and obesity; that is, a lack of sleep can result in poor eating habits and lifestyle decisions. So, remove the distractions, leave the iPhone and other electronic devices out in the kitchen and get some quality shut eye!

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