We all know that this holiday time of year can be stressful. Winter vacations are coming up, kids are home and out of their routines, you may be traveling or hosting, and time is scheduled with extended families. Cabin fever? Muscle strains from skiing? Driving in inclement weather? If an icy walk with the dog leads to an “almost slip and fall” massage can help. If you’re having trouble getting out of the house due to the cold weather, massage can help you keep your joints limber and loose.
Cold weather brings tighter muscles with the “almost” slip and falls (or actual slip and falls), and strains from winter sports, snowball fights, and shoveling snow. Strains and tension in the body can accumulate quickly. If you start to feel your shoulders around your ears, it might be a good time for massage!
Take care of yourself: book massage ahead or stop in for a tune up at chair massage. Bodywork is a great reminder to unwind, de-thaw, and stay grounded during the holidays.
Finally, while we tend to spend less time out of the house due to shorter and cold days, don’t forget to pay attention to the world around you: sunsets have been beautiful this season and are easy to catch this time of year. Traditional comforts such as hot cocoa, a cozy blanket and a warm fire can also add needed comfort.
Don’t forget to breathe, relax and enjoy this holiday season!