Spring Into Spring

By Karrie Osborn
[Editor's Note]

Stuffed closets to purge, basement cobwebs to dust away, dirty decks to sweep.

It’s all part of the regimen we tackle this part of the year—the annual spring clean. It is so satisfying to drop those bags of old clothes off for donation, to open a newly organized linen closet, or to smell the sun-kissed scent of freshly washed throw rugs hung out to dry. But, did you know your body needs some seasonal upkeep as well?

This is the time of year to consider a spring clean of your body. Top on that list? Massage and bodywork! Just like throwing out raggedy towels or expired cosmetics, your body needs some help throwing out all that baggage from the seasons previous. Dealt with a little family drama during the holidays? The physical after-effects of that stress are likely still hanging around, as are the anxiety dust-bunnies from that career-changing project at work, or the lingering effects of that tumble you took on the ski slopes over the winter.

In addition to booking some massage appointments, you can facilitate your body’s spring clean in other ways as well: clean the cobwebs out of your gut by putting yourself on a healthier fresh-food diet, clean the cobwebs out of your mind with some meditation practice or brain acuity games, or clear the cobwebs out of achy joints and muscles by getting outside for the physical activity your body craves.

Spring is the time for renewal—enjoy it and embrace it. Now, get started by checking your massage therapist’s next available opening!