Here in Australia, the coming of Summer also means Xmas is just around the corner and with so much going on at this time of year from planning the perfect gifts and social function, shopping, work dead-lines, summer activities and all the extra traffic on the roads, it is no wonder we can get stressed and over-whelmed!
A summer massage is the perfect thing to do!
Xmas parties, end of year break-ups, family catch-ups, bbq’s and picnics – all that socializing is sure to have you enjoying yourself, however it is important to take some time for yourself to relax and unwind.
Here are a few other ways massage can help during the summer months..
Increased exercise and outdoor activities
Because it is so great to get out and about, exercise and sporting activities are at an all time high at this time of year, such as going to the gym, hiking or cycling, cricket, soccer and footy, or even going down to the local swimming pools for a dip to escape the heat can all attribute to excess muscle aches, strains and injuries.
Getting regular massage, along with stretching and staying hydrated is a great way to keep your muscles limber and body in peak condition while avoiding injuries, so you can give it your all!
Gardening is often high on the list during Spring and Summer, and mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, trimming and raking become a regular chore, as well as cleaning the pool!
All this yard work can lead to neck, shoulder, and lower back pain, all of which massage is very beneficial in relieving.
Increased swelling and edema
In Australia, summer means heat and humidity, often reaching the high 30’s and this can cause swelling and edema, as well as make you feel lethargic and less energized.
Massage is an excellent method to reduce swelling and inflammation by increasing the flow through your lymph system, eliminating toxins and dead cells, and even enhancing your body’s immunity and natural defense against hay fever and other allergies.
Fatigue and headaches
For a lot of people summer means more headaches and horrible days feeling fatigued, which can really knock you out!
Massage and pressure point therapy is one of the most effective ways to rid headaches and get you back to all that socializing and can really boost your whole physiology, making you feel more energized and happy.
All the best for this holiday season!