Reducing Stress and How Massage Can Help
Elements Massage Chandler Village May 13, 2014
Stress is one of those things that can silently build over a long period of time or overwhelm you suddenly from one moment to the next at home or work. Whatever brings it on, stress can wreak havoc on your emotional and physical systems. To help you maintain a clear head and manage your stress and anxiety levels, massage offers many benefits.
From boosting your mental wellbeing to enabling you to focus on the matters at hand, there are many different types of massage than can contribute to a more positive and energetic view on life. Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology, Cranio-sacral massage, or even Sports massages are all great ways to alleviate the pressures that daily life accumulates.
When seeking out any type of massage, it’s important to communicate how and what you are feeling in order to ensure the best use of your time on the massage table. By maintaining an open line of dialogue with your massage therapist, you can help direct them to areas that will produce the most results.
How Massage Helps
What happens with stress is that your brain sends signals to your body when overwhelmed and these signals tell your heart rate to increase, your blood pressure to rise, your muscles to tighten and clench and hold tension, while at the same time your body will try to conserve energy making you feel fatigued. This stress-induced state of being can leave you feeling empty and sick, especially if you stay in this state for long periods of time. What massage does is enable you, through the direct attention of rubbing, stroking, stretching, pressure, and focus, to apply movements that allow you to find physical release, lower your levels of stress, and encourage you to relax your mind.
Massage also boosts production of your body’s natural endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, while reducing the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. With a boost in blood flow and oxygenation, it’s hard not to feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a quick visit to our massage studio in chandler Village
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed, now may be the time to hit pause on your routine. Take a few moments for you to practice deep breathing, take a walk, or come in for a massage to help reset your brain and body. We bet you’ll feel calmer, more centered, and able to focus on the work you need to do!