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Benefits of Massage During the Summer

Sure, you already have a full agenda this summer. Grilling, gardening, traveling, you name it – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still take care of you.
In fact, massage is a terrific thing to treat yourself to during the summer months, when your body may very much need it!

Here are a few important reasons to treat yourself to a massage this summer:

1. Massage Is “You Time”
During summertime, plans and activities seem to become more abundant. Kids are home from school and need to be brought to and from camp and other activities they may be involved in. Hikes, picnics and park trips become the norm. Even if you don’t have any kids and work is still relatively relaxed, most people make more plans in the summer months. A massage is a great excuse to get some time for yourself and soak in some “you time”.

2. Massage Compensates for Increased Exercise
Most people also exercise more in summer, when nice weather makes being outdoors easy and more enjoyable. Whether your exercise of choice is gardening or running, swimming or playing organized sports, you’re likely more active this time of year. That’s great, but all this increase in exercise can lead to strains and pulls if you’re not careful. Massage can help ease pain from problems as well as make them less likely to occur.

3. Massage Counteracts Swelling in Joints and Limbs
Summer heat and humidity tends to lead to swelling and discomfort, due to static accumulation of fluids. Massage can help increase blood flow, reduce swelling and make movement more comfortable, even during the height of heat.

4. Massage Clears Thinking
Busy? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Massages clear thinking and make it easier for you to stay on top of everything you need to do without feeling stressed out. Even going once every month or two can have major benefits.

Of course, the truth is, any time is a good time to get a massage. Its perks include relaxation, clearer thinking, better decision-making, reduced stress and better sleep.

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