One thing we all experience is stress. We all know what it is but you may not realize the toll stress can take on your body and on your health, especially over time. According to MassageTherapy.com, over 90% of disease is stress-related. Stress can lead to excessive fatigue, a feeling of being overwhelmed, heart racing, chest pain, dizziness, headaches, depression, digestive problems, and a wide variety of other ailments. Is there any wonder that studies have shown people are more likely to suffer a heart attack on a Monday morning than any other day of the week?
Many times, we acknowledge that we're undergoing a great deal of stress but are unable to remove ourselves from it. Especially in these cases, massage therapy can be an important part of your stress reduction plan. Receiving massage therapy or bodywork allows your body to take a break from the stress and counteract its effects, helping you to cope with ongoing stressful situations or bounce back more quickly from a particular stressful event.
Sometimes the physical effects of stress can make it seem that much worse. Massage therapy can help alleviate aches and pains caused by stress and help you feel better able to cope. Massage therapy and bodywork also offers a great break, where you forget about the problems of the world for a little while and allow yourself to relax. My massage therapy office is in a quiet, peaceful rural area, so the environment also helps you forget your troubles. Schedule a massage today and experience what 'getting away from it all' temporarily can do for you.