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Oct

Massage and Cold Weather

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As we inch towards our first days of fall, we feel a change in the air. Our mornings are getting a little more brisk and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. This is a sure sign fall is just around the bend and temperatures will begin to take a dive. Soon we will feel a few more aches and pains with the colder weather. The following three tips are just a reminder to help you feel better.

Keep Warm

It's silly to remind ourselves to stay warm but often in the fall our bodies are confused with cool mornings, warm afternoons and chilly evenings. Make sure you have an extra layer with you when you feel a chill. If your body is warm, your muscles will be less likely to tense or spasm and your bones will not ache.

Hydrate Properly

Although hot weather causes a need to drink more fluids, it is also important to hydrate properly in cold weather. If your body gets dehydrated you could experience muscle cramps and more soreness. Try to avoid over-loading on caffeine; which slows blood flow through your body and increases the chances of soreness and cramps. Warm decaffeinated drinks such as tea are good options; it will help keep your body warm and hydrated at the same time, a great combination for fall.

Regular Massage

Therapeutic massage is a wonderful way to warm your body and help relieve any muscle or joint pain brought on by the change in the season. Regular massage helps by loosening your muscles and increase blood flow - ultimately relaxing your muscles.  Feeling a little achy, come on in for a massage which can help.

 

Barbara Bushrod – Massage Therapist 

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