Keep Calm - Spring is Here!
YES! Spring has arrived, the birds are chirping the sun is out and the flowers are blooming! This time of year the weather is predictably unpredictable, (especially in Melbourne), summer is mostly hot, winter is mostly cold, but spring can be either. At least half of all adults claim to experience changes in their health with the changing weather including more frequent headaches, joint pain, tightness and even catching more colds.
Time to Venture Outside
With the onset of warmer weather we tend to venture outside and exercise more which is great for our health and mental well-being. Make the most of these lovely days before the heat of summer arrives, soak in that vitamin D and rediscover walking or cycling, or if you prefer get out in the garden and start planting!
“no matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow” - Proverb
Of course as we start to use muscles that we may not have used some time muscles become fatigued and tired quickly as they have lost strength and tone. This is where remedial massage is a great option so you can keep on working out and exercising during this great weather with reduced pain and tension.
- Healthy mind healthy body
You can benefit from both physiological benefits of massage and the psychological benefits, pain can also leave you unmotivated. A massage treatment may assist to leave the client feeling positive relaxed and in powered by taking a role in their pain management plan. Proven to reduce stress and less stressed mind is a less stressed body.
- Improve Recovery
Massage is thought to assist in increasing blood flow to the tissue increasing delivery of oxygen and nutrients while assisting to remove cellular waste. If training is the stimulus for change and recovery is when the change occurs, then the benefits of massage can play an integral role in the recovery process recent studies have found that massage thanks of delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle fatigue.
Approximately 1 in 8 Australians suffer from hay fever according to Dr Newbigin. Experts have warned the winter rains will have caused increased grass growth, meaning more pollen in the air in the coming months this year. Australia had it seventh wettest July on record according to the bureau of Meteorology. Few studies researching massage therapy and allergy relief exist, but a 2009 Ohio State University study show that even slight stress and anxiety can substantially worse and I’ll persons allergic reaction to some routine allergens. If you suffer from away fever or some other spring allergy try one or more treatments, as it may make all the difference.