3 Massages For This Winter
Massage and Winter
Winter may be good for trying a lot of things. But how good is it for a massage? Well, experts believe this is the Prime Time for a massage. We talked with Van Truong, the Founder and Owner of Asian Hands and Asian Massage Skills. She shared her expert opinion which pointed out the importance of massages both dry and oil based during the misty, cold & dry winter days.
"Massage is like an Art." she says. "Not necessarily you will get the same treatment every time you come in. Your Physical and Mental condition, weather and environment plays a significant factor in the masseur’s mind to get you a massage that your body craves for."
About dry and massages with essential oils, she says, "The combination of the massage and the oils are there to hold your body's natural warmth to create a wonderful experience. The Dry massages are meant to help your body's circulation of blood and benefits the deepest muscle tissues. A few oils like cinnamon leaf oil, cinnamon bark oil is recommended the most during winters as these oils have heating properties. Alongside, massages both dry and with oils will help you keep your skin gorgeous during winter,
To our expert’s suggestions, these are the TOP 3 massages to try during winter.
1) Hot Stone Massage: In this, the therapist places smooth and water heated stones on certain parts of the body. The heat that is generated by the stone works fine on the body and is especially very effective during winter.
2) Fire Cupping: This massage is a SUPER HIT for cold weather. The suction and negative pressure provided by this massage can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure)
3) Deep Tissue Massage: It is an oil-based massage – a combination of acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy. It helps you during winters by stimulating circulation. The problem of joint pain is also taken care of.
Health benefits of a massage:
- Increases blood flow to muscle and tissue
- Promotes warmth in the tissue
- Increases reflexes
- Decreases stiffness and soreness
- Stimulates the body’s lymphatic system
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases the function of Immune System
- Improves skin quality
- Reduces minor pain and fatigue
A word of caution!
Even though massages are good for the body, there are certain situations when they should be avoided unless prescribed by your doctor. These include:
- Varicose veins
- High BP
Though a gentle massage surrounding the area may be fine, it is best to consult your doctor and massage therapist before you opt for one. If you want to book any of this wonderful massages then visit the following link:
Wish everyone the best of this winter with Asian Hands!