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Therapist Thursday - Can stress be beneficial?

Therapist Thursday - Can stress be beneficial?

Elements Therapeutic Massage

Zoiya – No stress is ever beneficial. In fact, it can be harmful to your health, both physically and mentally. It can cause depression, anxiety, heart attacks, premature aging, and much more. It also increases the production of cortisol, which causes decreased function of your immune system and inflammatory responses in your muscles, causing tension and headaches. Stress alters motivation and metabolic processes as well, which can cause an increased risk of obesity and addiction. So, next time something is stressing you out, remind yourself that it isn’t worth these consequences. Instead, get a massage to help manage your stress!

Kaelyn – Stress can be beneficial but for short increments of time. For example, the Fight or Flight response in our body is essential for our survival in dangerous situations, but can become taxing on our bodies after maintaining high adrenaline levels for extended periods of time. 

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