How massage and acupuncture can help you thrive this winter

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Cold weather can trigger aches and pain in muscles and joints, causing stiffness and major discomfort.  Coupled with what is known as seasonal depression, these long winter months can take a toll on you both physically and mentally.  That is why it is extremely important to take care of your body, mind and spirit during this time of year.  

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Massage Therapy

Lower temperatures can cause a constriction of blood vessels which can cause and increase in blood pressure, massage therapy can help to warm up your muscles and help to expand blood vessels making your blood flow easier.

shoveling

Shoulders and back feeling the pain of shoveling?  Bending over and shoveling the heavy snow can leave your neck, back, and shoulders tight and sore.  Massage Therapy can help ease those muscles and get you feeling back on track!

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Acupuncture

Keep your immunity strong and protect yourself from cold and flu season with regular acupuncture treatments this winter. Not only does regular acupuncture help keep your immune system strong but it also aids in eliminating inflammation with help to keep your body moving pain-free.

The winter months can also lead to depression, shorter days, not as much activity, and a lack of vitamin D can have a negative effect on your mood. Acupuncture is known to increase the endorphin levels in your brain by opening blockages in the body.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the winter months are a time to slow down and rest, to build up energy for the spring season. Taking time to rest and rejuvenate is imperative to reliving stress and keeping the body strong. We like to call our acupuncture sessions “adult nap time” where you can fall deep into the parasympathetic state, and wake up refreshed and relaxed