Laurie Ward wintertime Shiatsu

Like many I know, I spend the better part of the winter under the weather, sometimes for consecutive weeks at a time.  Determined to boost my overall health throughout the upcoming coldest months of the year, I asked Laurie for her insights on winter wellness.

 
First off, what effect do the dropping temperatures have on the body?

LW: The cold winter months can take a physical and mental toll on our bodies. When walking outside, we brace ourselves against the cold, often hunching our shoulders and tightening our backs. Contracting muscles can make them feel sore and achy. After a while our moods can more easily match the grey, dreary skies and lead to the winter blues [if not remedied].

 
Can Shiatsu remedy these changes? How?

LW: Shiatsu can relieve sore, and warm up stiff muscles. It also gives you something to look forward to, which can lift your mood considerably. After a Shiatsu session, people often feel emotionally better, and certainly more at ease. This makes it much easier to tolerate the cold!

 
What are some tips for strengthening immune system health for the new year, and beyond?
Learning to minimize and manage stress, eating well and getting enough sleep are still the best ways to strengthen your immune system. In addition, Shiatsu can be used to target immune boosting points and strengthen your immune system so that the body is better prepared to combat cold and flu season.

 

Contributed byShaghayegh Tajvidi

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