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Massage: One stop on the road to a stress free life

Elements Massage Glendale May 21, 2014

Lets begin with a disclaimer that “life guides” like the one we are about to lay out for you are nowhere near all inclusive. Life is too long and broad of an experience to encapsulate into a page of advice but just because it is complicated does not mean there are not simple ways to enjoy it more. That is why we are bringing you the three stops on the road to zero stress! 

First Stop-Physical Activity

Some of the leading causes of stress in life can be linked to the negative mental and emotional effects that ailments and disease can have on a person. The bad news is that some of these things are inevitable in life but the good news is that exercise is a great way to keep that eventuality from happening today. At least on hour per day of physical activity has the ability to lower blood pressure and enhance weight loss which can prevent two of the most common modern day killers, heart disease and diabetes. Exercise can also force you into social situations through things like team activities that bring variety and a valuable sense of purpose and belonging to life. 

Next Stop-Have Fun

Get out there! Laugh, play, goof off, have fun! Just as exercise has the ability to bring you into contact with other people in a positive way, going out for a good time allows your mind to take a break from the regular rigmarole of life.  Not to mention, having fun and laughing especially can have some seriously awesome health benefits like: 

  • Relaxing the body
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Trigger the release of endorphins
  • Improves blood flow to the heart 

Final Stop-Massage

So this stop might seem a little self-serving but what we mean by it is that being physically healthy and emotionally happy are sometimes not enough to keep stress levels at bay. When that regular exercise leads to muscle stiffness or injury, massage treatment is a great way to alleviate the pain and get you back on track to being active. When your party group gets a little too loud and you need a break from the fun, massage treatment is a perfect relaxing retreat. Massage creates an overall foundation for health, supporting your ability to stay athletic and keep the good times rolling. 

So, if you find yourself feeling a little bit off-track and in need of some oversimplified but nonetheless sure-fire ways to feel healthy again, follow our roadmap and we promise it will not steer you wrong.  

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