2016 is coming to an end, and many people wish it had come sooner. Unfortunately, it’s still a few days away, and there are some wonderful things you can do to start off your the new year right: Relaxing. Relaxing gives your body exactly what it needs, and it’ll help you start 2017 off on the right foot. So, how do you relax? By scheduling a massage, of course!

Reasons to Schedule a Massage and Relax a Little…

It can protect your heart.

When you relax, it takes stresses off of your vital organs, such as your heart. When you’re stressed, you’re likely to experience high blood pressure, which can lead to serious problems, including heart attacks and other heart-related health problems. While researchers understand there is a key element which causes an unhealthy heart, a heart that is stressed also plays a vital role in unhealthiness. Relaxing can ease the stress put on your heart and ultimately protect it.

Lessens your risk of catching a cold.

Whether it’s flu season or not, catching a bug can bring you down and out for the count. Keeping your stress low can help to eliminate your chances of catching the dreaded cold you’ve been trying your best to avoid. Researchers are still trying to figure out why this is, but studies point to inflammation playing a key role. If you’re stressed, your body is likely to do a less than satisfactory job keeping inflammation down, making immune cells more susceptible to an illness.

Relax into the new year.

There are many amazing reasons why you should be relaxing your body, mind and soul before the new year arrives. Although there are more wonderful reasons why relaxing is great, we’re sure these two are enough to make you want to set up an appointment for a massage with one of our talented massage therapists at Skin To Soul in the heart of Woburn. Contact us online today for more information, and reach out to us if you have any questions.