Fight the Winter Blues with Registered Massage TherapyFight the Winter Blues with Registered Massage Therapy

What do you mean by Winter Blues?

Just like most of the folks in Vancouver, we think we can handle the wet, windy and cold nights of winter. But sadly the Winter Blues affects us greatly. The short winter days can make even the happiest of us feel gloomy or unfulfilled. The “Winter Blues,” also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a form of mild depression. SAD usually occurs in years that had beautiful, sunny and generally dry summers. Then, it starts at the end of the fall and persists through the winter months. People who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder tend to have symptoms such as appetite loss, depression, anxiety and lack of concentration. SAD can make you feel sleepy, too. Also, most people who experience the Winter Blues pass on any opportunities to socialize or engage in fun activities.

Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Still, several treatments have proven to be successful when treating symptoms of SAD. Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) believe that regular massage therapy sessions can be helpful in elevating some of the adverse effects of SAD. Massage therapy is useful because it boosts the mind, releases stress and improves your mood. Also, as suggested by Kyle Tarry, a seasoned RMT and one of the co-owners at Davie Village Registered Massage Therapy, a massage session will helps lower the heart rate, detoxify the body, stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and increase blood circulation. Thus, massage will help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. With the improved blood flow after a massage therapy session, you will leave more re-energized. Then, you can look forward to your daily activities. Further, massage therapy helps induce the release of endorphins. Then, this introduces a feeling of calmness, which helps individuals who are suffering from the winter blues.

When looking for an integrative solution to help you deal with SAD, massage therapy is an excellent option. Along with regular exercise, a healthy diet and a good night sleep, massage can do wonders. In short, it can make the winter season a beautiful and joyful time of the year. Come and see us at Davie Village Registered Massage Therapy in Vancouver this winter season and get a fantastic RMT treatment!