Kick Those Winter Blues with Some #SelfCare

Looking for something to combat the winter blues? Whether you’re struggling with recurrent colds, low energy or seasonal depression, our practitioners can help you feel your best!

Acupuncture offers an effective (and relaxing!) way to combat some of winter’s most troublesome symptoms. By rebalancing the body’s own energy, regular acupuncture works to boost immunity, strengthen digestion, reduce stress, and can also be tailored to treat specific symptoms, such as muscle aches and pains, sinus headaches, and chronic fatigue. Acupuncture works best when done regularly, or as part of your ongoing health regimen (proper diet, exercise, massage, adequate rest).

Did you know that regular massage therapy sessions can keep your immune system heightened?  Massage therapy increases lymph flow which fights off infections and bacteria, boosting your immune system during the cold and flu season.  If that’s not enough, easing muscle tension and low back pain (from all that shoveling) will help you maintain an active lifestyle all winter long.

Stay warm with cupping therapy.  As our blood rushes to the core of our bodies to protect our organs during the cold winter months, cupping can help keep you feeling warm by stimulating blood flow and alleviating muscle tension.  Placing cups on the neck, upper back and shoulders is recommended to ward off cold and flu symptoms, sinus and upper respiratory infections and coughing.

Is dull winter skin becoming a drag?  Cold climate can be tough on the skin, lack of humidity and cold wind can be extremely drying.  Avoid the temptation of washing in very hot water, lukewarm is preferred and use a humidifier at home to put moisture in the air. Gently exfoliate weekly and be sure to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated daily to protect against environmental damage.  SPF daily is a must!  Our estheticians recommend a facial every 4-6 weeks to deeply clean and nourish your skin.

Written by: Jackie Conrad
jconrad@macathletics.com
978-526-8900 x259

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