The holiday season is thought of as a time of joy, but for some of us, like me – not so much. Along with the holiday mayhem, come shorter, darker days and cooler weather.  For many of us changes in moods and behaviors can occur. We tend to stay indoors, exercise less, sleep and eat more. Sometimes this inactivity can trigger feelings of depression and fatigue.  This is called the Winter Blues. 

Did you know that regular massage can help to banish your winter doldrums.? Not only does massage feel great, but it’s a fact that it creates actual physiological changes in our bodies. Massage increases our serotonin and endorphin production, the bodies “feel good” chemicals.  This fosters a general sense of well-being and an uplifted attitude. Your time on the table will leave you feeling renewed and revitalized, clear headed and at peace, wondering why you ever felt blue at all.

These positive effects can be immediately felt after just one session, but I recommend, for long-term benefits, you make massage a part of your wellness process. Start with booking all of your massages for the winter season in advance, a minimum of once a month. I recommend this as you may not “feel” like it later on and if you buy a package in advance you are more likely to keep your appointments and take advantage of the benefits massage offers. Purchasing packages also has the added benefit of saving you money. 

Embrace this winter season!  Decorate, shop, spend time with family and friends.  Be good to yourself and have happy, healthy, love and laughter filled, blues free holiday season.

As graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage, Onden has studied Swedish massage, Sports massage, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Trigger Point therapies. With her experience in corporate sales she has first-hand knowledge of how difficult it can be to find balance between mind and body in that fast paced world. She provides massage therapy that not only decreases muscle tension and pain, but also results in better emotional balance and general well-being.