Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder




Winter is coming quickly, but you don’t have to hibernate, we can help! The American Massage Therapy Association states that 1 in 5 Americans are affected by the season and time change. Do you feel extra tired, like your sleep cycle isn’t quite agreeing with you? Do you seem more depressed or emotional than usual? That could be Seasonal Affective Disorder, and if so, massage can help!

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD as it is commonly called, is a set of symptoms directly affiliated with the season and/or time change that occurs during this part of the year. Effects can last through the winter due to decreased exposure to sunlight, among other factors.


Regular massage is proven to increase circulation helping the chronically cold feet and hands of winter time. Massage is also shown to regulate circadian rhythm, or your body clock, to keep your sleep cycles in balance. Studies show that getting massage can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, even in those with major coexisting health conditions such as cancer. Take care of your body! Listen to the whimpers of discomfort so your muscles don’t need to scream to get your attention. Call us and schedule your massage today, at our Mercy Plaza, or Tipton offices.

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