Massage: Helping to Battle the Winter Blues

The colorful fall foliage has now passed, leading us into the long, dark winter months. Unfortunately, fewer hours of daylight with the shorter winter days can cause a loss of energy and lower zest for life, also known as burnout. To avoid anxiety and exhaustion, it is important to find ways of dealing with stress that are conducive to healthy living.

There are a number of things one can do to help deal with burnout. Refusing to take on additional activities will reduce some possible causes of stress. Occasionally getting away from our electronic devices, and the endless chatter they bring, can help us recharge. Spending time with friends and family, and finding someone to discuss your feelings with, can also help reduce stress and feelings of isolation-both common results of burnout.

One of the best ways to slow down, relax and recharge is through the use of massage therapy. Massage has been known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Develop a plan of regular massage, and learn for yourself the benefits that you will reap.

With the arrival of Valentine’s Day near the end of the long, winter months, massages make excellent gifts – whether giving or receiving. Call the Baptist Health Floyd Rehabilitation Center at (812) 948-7416 to schedule an appointment or purchase a gift certificate.

Call Baptist Health Floyd Massage Therapy at (812) 948-7416 to schedule your massage today. The cost is $35 for 30 minutes or $60 for one hour.