Summer is the best time to get a massage for several reasons.
Your muscles are already warmed up! It’s true, the weather does actually have a physical effect on the body. This is also why I hate being cold. When you’re body feels cold (not actual cold, like hypothermia, just uncomfortable the air is colder than my body cold) your body automatically tenses up as a way of conserving heat. Your veins actually contract slightly, (called vasoconstriction) so that your body disperses less heat. SO, if your body is already warm and mobile (from vasodilation), then your muscles will already be in an enhanced state of relaxation. That means that your massage session will be that much more productive. (This is also the reason that we use table warmers and hot towels!!)
Summer is often synonymous with travel. Think cross-country road trips, flights to foreign countries, or just hopping home to visit your parents for the summer if you’re in school. As advanced as humans have become at globe-trotting, we still have not really figured out how to make it exactly ergonomic. Travel often finds you in cramped spaces, sleeping in odd configurations, not sleeping enough, and just generally keeps your body out of whack. Massage is a great way to get you back into whack, relaxing your muscles, improving your sleep, and returning your body back to balance.
Summer is often synonymous with travel. What’s that you say? I’ve said that already? Well, here’s the thing. Here at Mantis, we have a some really great, oft-sought-after therapists. Sometimes it can be challenging to get a prime spot on their schedules. But summer means that some of our other clients might be going out of town just as you are coming back into town, opening up a spot for you on our schedules. Now that’s what I call a symbiotic relationship.