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The winter blues & joint pain

As the winter chill sets in, do you find yourself grappling with creaky joints, persistent muscle aches, and a stiff body? You're not alone. Many of us can experience worsened symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions during colder weather. But fear not, there are natural and safe alternatives that can help alleviate your discomfort.

The question arises: why do we feel so achy in winter?

There are several factors contribute to this seasonal discomfort:

  • Pain and discomfort in the joints are triggered when cold temperatures cause tendons, muscles, and surrounding tissues to expand in the confined spaces within the body, restricting freedom of movement

  • Pain occurs when the joints and muscles of the arms and legs are deprived of warmth and flexibility due to the circulatory system re-routing the blood flow to the vital organs – heart, lungs, and kidney – to ensure their optimal functioning

  • Pain in the bones and muscles increases when Vitamin D levels are low due to lack of sunshine and the body not being able to absorb properly calcium and phosphorus

  • Pain is aggravated by lack of movement, opting for a sedentary lifestyle in a warm environment

  • Pain is heightened by black moods which takes away the enthusiasm for exercising

Finding relief through Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Therapeutic Body Massage

Let’s take a look at the benefits of these two massage therapies:

Embracing Winter Wellness

As the cold temperature sets in, it's essential to prioritize self-care and explore one of the above massage therapies to manage your discomfort before it starts to affect your daily activities. By incorporating Manual Lymphatic Drainage or Therapeutic Body Massage into your wellness routine, can provide natural and effective relief from winter aches and pains.

In addition, stay hydrated, including a diet of colourful, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and wear bright colours to help lift your mood. Choose an activity you enjoy doing and, most of all, KEEP MOVING!


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