Spa Treatments, Stress Reduction

Massage Therapy Reduces Holiday Stress

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season adds extra social events to our calendars, deadlines, and of course…stress.

Stress is a major contributing factor in almost all physical and emotional ailments.  Being able to limit and then control the levels of stress that you are exposed to offers your body the ability to recover more quickly from stressful events.

Let’s explore how professional massage therapy can help arm your defenses against holiday stress:

Stress reductionMassage therapy affects our hormones, reducing the “stress” hormone known as cortisol, while also increasing the “happy” hormones of dopamine and serotonin, helping to decrease anxiety and depression.

Increased circulation – Assists with lymphatic drainage and flushing toxins from the system. This enhanced vascular function can help reduce fatigue, promote healthier skin and hair and strengthen the immune system.

Pain relief – A safe alternative to prescription medication, massage has proven to lessen back pain and increase function for those suffering from chronic muscle tension and spasms. The releases of endorphins help work in the body as a natural pain reliever.

Increased skin condition – In addition to improving the condition of the body’s largest organ, massage also helps promote tissue regeneration to reduce stretch marks, scar tissue and post surgical adhesions and swelling.

Joint health – Not only for injuries, massage helps to increase range of motion by decreasing joint stiffness and pain. Those suffering from arthritis and bursitis benefit greatly from massage therapy.

Enhanced sleep quality – Not just during a massage, but afterwards, is when you can experience the best sleep. Some say that massage directly affects our delta waves, promoting a deeper and sounder sleep.

Holiday Hours at Margot European Day Spa

Margot’s will be open this week with the following hours to accommodate our guests and the upcoming holiday schedule:

Saturday, December 20 – 8 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, December 21 –  10 AM – 5 PM
Monday, December 22 – 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday, December 23 9 AM – 8 PM
Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) until 3 PM