Naturally Reduce Stress with a Much-Needed Rub Down

June 17th, 2014

Stress is an unfortunate side effect of our modern society. Paying bills, sitting in traffic, meeting deadlines, balancing relationships. It is hard to do it all, and it’s even harder to do it while keeping calm. So how can we lessen the stress?

 

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Massage therapy has been proven to physically reduce harmful levels of stress hormones in the body while increasing levels of endorphins.

 

Living with stress keeps us strapped into a never-ending rollercoaster of racing hearts, short and shallow breathing, muscular tension and the “pit-in-the-stomach” sensation.

 

Stress is emotional, causing:

– angry outbursts

– eating disorders

– lack of focus

– drug and alcohol abuse

 

Stress is also physical, causing:

– headaches

– upset stomach

– elevated blood pressure

– chest pain

– low libido

– suppressed immunity

– trouble sleeping

 

Studies on the effect of massage show a significant decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol levels and muscular tension. And best of all, subjects who received massages showed significant changes in their psychological state, expressing feelings of euphoria and deep relaxation.

 

So next time you question whether or not you should “splurge” on a massage, go for it!

 

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