Unwind Yourself: Massage and Stress Management
Elements Massage Mar 5, 2015
How stressed are you? For many people, between work, family, and just not taking time for themselves, stress is taking over.
I know even as a Massage Therapist and Business Developer, I work long hours and get home just in time to make dinner and call it a night. It is the little bits of time that I carve out for myself that make a difference.
According to the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association), "Stress-related disorders make up between 80-and-90 percent of the ailments that bring people to family-practice physicians." Is stress making you sick?
Massage helps reduce anxiety and depression, promotes relaxation, and aides in reducing muscle stiffness and tension. It also decreases heart rate and systolic and diastolic blood pressure. These are all signs that massage reduces stress on your body and psychological well-being. Massage can be a healthy part of your stress management.
An hour may seem like an hour you do not have, but it makes a big difference in the way you feel. And as studies show, a big way to reduce on-going stress and ward off doctor's office visits and the symptoms that trigger them is a regular monthly massage.
If you are in the Dallas area, your local Elements Massage at West Plano can help. They offer an introductory massage starting at $49 to get you started and a monthly Wellness Program starting at $59 to keep you going.
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