Massage and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) / by Kim Kirby

Seasonal Affective Disorder or the “winter blues” may cause some to sleep too much, too little, to feel depressed or to have little energy.  Often weight gain or cravings for sweets or carbohydrates as well as fatigue, irritability or anti-social behaviors are experienced.  Massage is a great way to help with depression, stress, anxiety, circulation, energy levels, and sleep disturbances that occur with SAD.  Along with regular massage, a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, regular exercise, along with getting plenty of sunshine can help prevent and also help treat SAD.  In most cases, the effects of massage can be felt immediately, but in order to receive the full benefits, massage on a regular basis during the fall and winter seasons is recommended.   Schedule today and let us help you to better health during the fall and winter seasons.