Last Sunday, 5/21, this great group of student volunteers provided sports massage for the "Tour de Cure" -- a bike ride to raise funds for the NW Diabetes Association -- and we couldn't be prouder of them!

Our own Pat Archer supervised, as these six delivered 64 post-event sessions to a very appreciative group of athletes. (Wow! 64 sessions!) They learned a lot and had a great time.

Bravo, and kudos for supporting such a great cause!
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Who's ready for an end-of-quarter break?! Our students, that's who!
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(Note to students: Enjoy your week off, folks -- then come back in June: refreshed, eager to learn, and ready to up your game!)
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Get Rid Of Winter Weather Blues With Massage Therapy

Get Rid Of Winter Weather Blues With Massage Therapy

The start of the New Year and winter weather blues can get you down and cause stress and anxiety. Massage therapy at DiscoveryPoint School of Massage can help you deal with cold winter weather. There are many benefits of having a massage that not only combats cold weather stress, but helps treat many other chronic conditions like back pain, arthritis, and high blood pressure. Here are some of the ways that a massage can help with cold weather and fatigue.

 

  1. Helps with SAD

 

Many people live with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD in the winter. Many people who have SAD report that there is a major increase in their mood after a massage. One of the reasons is that the massage helps to release the tension and lowers the levels of fatigue that the person was feeling.

 

  1. Calming Effects

 

A professional massage is therapeutic, relaxing, and calming in that it eases muscle pain, soothes anxiety, depression, and improves sleep and blood circulation. Research has shown that a professional massage increases the level of available serotonin producing an overall sense of calm and relaxation.

 

  1. Increases Energy Level

 

In massage therapy, there are over 250 types of massages that are offered. Most times, different types of massages are combined to provide the most benefits from one massage. Nearly all 250 types of massage manipulate the tissues in a way that makes them easier to move. This makes a person feel like they have more energy because they do not feel as much pain, or have a hard time moving their muscles.

 

  1. Improves the Immune System

 

It is surprising just how much your mental health can affect your overall health. There is a link between mental health and overall health. This could be one of the reasons that many people become sicker more often in the winter compared to other times of the year. Furthermore, massage therapy increases lymph flow which contains white blood cells that fight off infections and bacteria. A professional massage helps with improving mental health and boosting immune function.

 

  1. Improved circulation and skin hydration

 

The cold weather environment is horrible to your bones, joints, muscles and skin. Cold weather effects all parts of the body internally and externally. Skin can become dry and cracked and your neck, arms, legs, and organs cannot function at regular capacity. Regular massage enhances blood flow increasing circulation, naturally lowering blood pressure, hydrating your skin, and improves body function.

 

For more information contact Discoverypoint School of Massage to find out how you can benefit from learning about massage therapy, as well as, receive a massage to combat the effects of cold weather on the body.

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