30 Jan Massage for Stress Relief
30 Jan 2023
There is no doubt that the way we live in this modern world puts a great deal of stress on our mind and body. Our demanding daily lives, the fast paced and overwhelming urban environments we live in, and the stress we place on ourselves to succeed or perform. These pressures can throw us out of balance, create high stress levels that build up over time, and eventually cause disharmony or ‘dis-ease’.
Stress does creep up on us over time, often manifesting in minor symptoms like fatigue, racing thoughts at night and digestive discomfort. But it can also develop into more serious chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, migraines, insomnia and immune dysfunction.
It may seem normal to accept stress as an unpleasant, but mostly harmless part of life. But gritting your teeth and bearing the symptoms, especially for prolonged periods of time, is likely to cause you far more mental, physical and/or emotional harm in the long run.
One of the most powerful tools for relieving stress and overcoming its related disorders is therapeutic massage. Massage can help dimmish stress by lowering the heart rate, calming the central nervous system, lowering cortisol, and easing muscular tension. Therapeutic massage provides instant stress relief and is extremely popular with our clients who struggle with stress.
Here are just some of our favourite stress relieving benefits of massage:
- Relaxes and clears the mind to improve sleep quality
- Calms the nervous system
- Relieves muscular tension, especially to improve neck and shoulder mobility
- Revitalises mental capacity, alertness, and concentration
- Aids in the mobilisation and elimination of toxins from muscle tissue