“Tis the season for all the trappings of the holidays – parties, shopping, decorating, cooking and traveling. As the schedule fills up, it’s tempting to skip your regular massage to trim the tree. But it’s still important to gift yourself some quality time on the massage table.
The most obvious benefit of a massage is to relieve stress. A massage also releases the feel-good hormone, oxytocin. Who doesn’t need a little extra oxytocin with the in-laws around?
Your body is also doing a lot more around the holidays. From carrying extra packages to standing in the kitchen cooking for several hours, your muscles start to feel a bit sore. Massage therapy can help you recover faster. Also, If you live in a cold climate, muscles get really tight. A therapist can help warm up the muscles and joints to relieve pain.