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Spring Wellness: Exploring the Benefits of Massage and Flexiotherapy

May 13, 2024 | by Visacova Santé


Spring is a season of rebirth. The awakening of nature after winter inspires us to emerge from hibernation as well. During winter, we tend to slow down, entering a cocooning phase. We warm our bodies as best we can with baths, warm clothes, comforting food that fills us, hot drinks, and more. We tend to move less. Often, we prefer to wrap ourselves in layers of blankets while watching the snow fall outside the window. Lengthening days, sunlight bringing light and warmth, and the scents emerging from the earth all make us want to relive and move.


Taking care of ourselves in spring goes beyond just our homes. While simply getting back into motion and spending more time outdoors can greatly help revitalize our bodies, massotherapy can also bring its share of benefits.


Improving Circulation

Massage helps improve blood circulation by softening the skin, muscles, and tissues. Better circulation will deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and organs. On the other hand, massage stimulates the circulation of lymph in the body. The lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating metabolic waste and also helps remove lactic acid. After several months of stagnation, smoother circulation, both in the blood and lymphatic system, will help cleanse the cells in our bodies. A sense of movement can already be felt in the body.


Improving Range of Motion

Although spring invites us to move, we must be careful not to rush. If we've spent most of the winter sitting in warmth without much movement, abruptly resuming physical activity could be a bad idea. It's important to take the time to start moving progressively. Whether through specific training or simply through stretching or warm-ups before and after any physical effort, whether it's gardening or running. Muscles that haven't been moving during the winter are often more tense. massotherapy can help reduce muscle tension that can cause musculoskeletal pain. By reducing these pains, massage restores flexibility and range of motion to muscles and joints. So whether massage is part of a body preparation ritual for the new season or acts as a balm for sore muscles after the first return to training, it remains an effective way to allow the body to move easily. There's nothing better than feeling free in your own body.


Increasing Happiness

The last months of winter are often challenging psychologically. While we marvel at the blanket of white snow in December, by March, we're a bit tired of it. It's not uncommon to feel greater phases of stress or anxiety in the last miles of winter. As soon as a day of sun and warmth arrives, we feel this energy of renewal and well-being spreading through the streets. Who hasn't closed their eyes while letting the sun's rays caress their skin and soul?! Spring also brings this inner rebirth where we feel we can let go of all the heaviness accumulated during winter. Adding a massage to your spring ritual will accentuate this sense of well-being. Massage is known for its soothing action on the body and mind. It helps, among other things, to reduce the effects of stress on the body. By stimulating the production of endorphins and increasing serotonin levels, massage counteracts the accumulation of cortisol, the stress hormone.



In addition to massotherapy, flexiotherapy is another valuable tool for springtime wellness. As we transition from the slower pace of winter to the vibrant energy of spring, flexiotherapy offers specific benefits for enhancing mobility and flexibility.


Improving Flexibility

During winter, our bodies can become stiff and less flexible due to reduced activity levels. Flexiotherapy focuses on increasing the range of motion in joints and muscles through targeted stretching and exercises. By addressing stiffness and tightness, flexiotherapy helps restore fluidity to movement, allowing you to enjoy springtime activities with greater comfort and ease.


Preventing Injuries

As we become more active in spring, it's essential to prepare our bodies to prevent injuries. Flexiotherapy plays a vital role in injury prevention by correcting muscular imbalances, improving posture, and enhancing joint stability. Through tailored stretches and exercises, flexiotherapy strengthens muscles and ligaments, reducing the risk of strains, sprains, and other injuries associated with physical activity.


Enhancing Performance

Whether you're engaging in outdoor sports or leisurely activities like gardening, flexiotherapy can optimize your performance. By improving flexibility, mobility, and muscle function, flexiotherapy enhances overall physical performance and efficiency. You'll move more freely and efficiently, allowing you to fully enjoy springtime activities without discomfort or limitations.


Spring Renewal with Flexiotherapy

Incorporating flexiotherapy into your spring wellness routine complements the benefits of massotherapy. Together, they help you embrace the renewal energies of spring and make the most of the season.


By investing in massotherapy or flexiotherapy for the new season, you're prioritizing your well-being and ensuring you can fully enjoy outdoor activities with your loved ones. So treat yourself to a session and feel the rejuvenating effects of springtime wellness.


Treating yourself to massotherapy or flexiotherapy for the new season is allowing yourself to make the most of the renewal energies of spring. It's putting all the odds on your side to be reborn and enjoy outdoor activities to the fullest with your family and friends.


Wishing you a vibrant and rejuvenating spring,

Visacova Santé


 

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sirmotown
13 may

Thanks for the good advice!

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