Seasonal Affective DisorderDo you find it much harder to get up and out of the house now the days start darker, and the temperature is colder?

You’re not alone

It could just be the natural change of the seasons have got to you and you have not yet adapted to colder weather, or there could be something a little more going on with you. One such example is Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise referred to as S.A.D.
It most commonly effects women between the ages of 18-35 and is characterised by the following symptoms;

  • Low mood
  • Irritable mood
  • Loss of interest and pleasure in everyday activities
  • Lethargy
  • Craving carbohydrate foods
  • Sleeping longer and finding it hard to get out of bed

Lack of Sunlight

You can speak to your GP to get some advice about what to do next, and you could take some immediate steps now to help you on the path to resolving it. When you are up and able to do something, get outdoors and breathe some fresh air with a gentle walk or something a bit brisker.

There are lamps available to increase your exposure to natural light if getting outside in the daylight is difficult for whatever reason.

And Sports Massage, as well as Swedish style massage, are excellent ways to lift your mood, as it is renowned for the release of serotonin, the body’s very own feel-good hormones.

If making an appointment to lay in a warm room is all you have the energy for, then get yourself booked in at .

Jen and I are happy to look after you during these colder months. Check out next weeks blog to learn more about vitamin D.

Thank you for taking time to read this week’s blog – Seasonal Affective Disorder. Ultimately, find what works for you.

Don’t forget to get your next sports massage at You can use my Booking Link or check out my website for a little further information at

We hope to be helping you soon.
Chloe & Jen

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