Is your summer turning out to be more stressful than you hoped? Does it seem like you have something planned every weekend? Maybe it is a family BBQ, gardening, fixing things up around the house, or one of the kids’ tournaments. It is time for you to take some time for yourself and heal your body!
Here are FIVE GREAT REASONS to get a massage this summer!
1. Massage counteracts swelling in joints and limbs.
With the increase in heat during the summer, especially in the Minnesota humidity, this is something all of us can use. The accumulation of fluid in the joints tend to lead to pain and swelling. Massage will help increase the blood flow and reduce this swelling, helping you enjoy your summer more! If you are susceptible to pain and swelling your joints, call to schedule your appointment now!
2. Massage eliminates pain from yard work.
In Minnesota we try to get all of our yard work accomplished in a short period of time, causing low back and shoulder stiffness. Massage will help reduce the swelling caused by this and allow you to get back out to tend those vegetables!
3. Massage relieves stress.
If you are like a lot of Minnesotans, you are trying to pack a lot into your summer and it can be stressful! Kids activities, family activities, maybe a vacation. Sounds like you need a massage! Massage releases endorphins and dopamine into the body. These are the body’s natural chemicals that help you relax and feel better! Massage also lowers the body’s stress hormone, cortisol. Even a massage once a month can make a huge difference in stress levels!
4. Massage reduces exercise pain.
In the summer we are out and about more, especially in Minnesota. We are enjoying the weather by riding our bikes, taking a hike in Duluth, walking and shopping in Stillwater. All of this can lead to sore achy muscles when we are not used to the extra activity. Massage can help prepare you so you are less likely to overdo it, and if you do, massage can help you recover faster. Massage helps your muscles stay limber, so it is always best to plan ahead and get regular massages!
5. Massage is the YOU time that YOU deserve!
Take the time for YOU this summer! YOU deserve it! We all tend to overdo it in the summer and make too many plans. Take an hour for yourself to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy an amazing massage! Making time for yourself is more important than ever in the summer when you are extra busy. Massage helps to boost your immune system, especially when you can’t afford to be sick!
Emily Peterson, Massage Therapist