It’s Halloween weekend! And for many, that means crisp nights are here, and even colder weather is approaching. With this in mind, it’s important to know that cold weather can actually affect your body in more ways than you might realize.
Specifically, cold weather causes your muscles to lose heat more rapidly, resulting in contraction. This contraction can make you feel stiff, and can even cause pain and discomfort, since pinching nerves and misalignment are more likely when your body is in this condition. For these reasons, we suggest warming your body from the inside out, by booking regular massages over the course of the winter when possible. Massaging your muscles back to a supple state will alleviate the cold weather effects on your flexibility, and the increase in blood flow may be the precise thing that tight, contracted muscles need in order to relax and to release tension. So this winter, when you are thinking of ways to warm up, try a massage to give your body the help it needs to stay warm from the inside out.