Updated: Jan 15
6 of 10 adults suffer from stress and anxiety during and after the holiday season.
Massage can melt away those aches and pains and bring back joy.
The holidays are a time of fun, family, and festivity—but for many of us, they’re also a time of high stress. Stress manifests in many ways, from back pain and headaches to muscle spasms, circulation, and respiratory stress. Any pain you are feeling now could accelerate with the added stress of managing holiday activities, shopping, or shovelling snow.
Shovelling Snow Back Pain
Our body’s soft tissue areas include muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. If you have experienced tension from shovelling now or have been injured, massage therapy might be worth exploring.
Here are some reasons you might consider the gift of massage therapy for yourself or a loved one this holiday season with Parkway Back & Foot Clinic:
Reduce Stress – Massage therapy can definitely help with stress relief, and massage sessions over a prolonged time can reduce pain and boost energy levels.
Muscle Relaxation – Massage therapy can identify the cause of the body’s pain and reduce tense muscles to increase flexibility and provide relaxation to the affected muscles.
Increase Circulation - Massage Therapy promotes circulation to injured muscles and increases the nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissues. This, in turn, reduces stiffness and swelling in the muscles and joints.
The long-term benefits of massage therapy are not to be underestimated. Improved circulation in the body can result from receiving regular massage therapy. This is because proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing.
Brent Ellis is the Massage Therapist at Parkway Back and Foot Clinic. Feel free to contact him, and he will gladly consult with you.
Brent is available for appointments:
Wednesday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 7:30 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 3:30 pm
Located at 910 Queenston Rd. Unit 11B Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1B5