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Do you have stress in your life?
Stress is necessary for our survival, it stimulates our brain and immune systems, but problems arise when it becomes a constant and we don't get any respite from it.
How many things do we do each day that bring stress into our lives? See how many of these you tick...
I'm sure there are more that you can add to the list too!
If stress persists it can start to make us feel and become ill, developing into emotional, psychological and physical distress and disease.
Now see how many on this list you tick of the physical and mental manifestations of stress....
Did you know that massage is one of the most effective tools in stress relief?
Massage can relieve most, if not all, the manifestations of stress. Massage has been proven through scientific research* to lower the heart rate and blood pressure, release muscle pain - which will reduce physical pain and headaches, reduce the production of stress hormones cortisol and insulin and increase the production of endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine - hormones that make us feel calmer and happier. Simply taking the time out to have a massage can have a positive effect on our body and mind.
Just one massage can leave you feeling more relaxed, calmer and more able to take on and deal with the stresses that life throws at us, regular massage keeps us healthier and prevents stress taking hold. There are lots of different massages to try too. Massage with aromatherapy is even more effective as the essential oils can help with irritability and anger, help us to sleep and give us more energy. Indian Head Massage is worth trying if you feel uncomfortable taking your clothes off or having your body touched.
If you haven't considered massage to help your life flow more smoothly or improve your health or any ailments you have, give it a try. Your body and mind will thank you!