Stress relief is one of the first benefits that comes to mind when thinking of massage therapy. Stress affects more than just your mind and so massage is a crucial component for anyone who is wanting to accomplish a healthier lifestyle.
Stress may be momentary, such as being stuck in traffic or delayed at the airport. It is not necessarily the event, but rather your body’s response to the event that causes stress.
When awakening your bodies stress response your heart rate and blood pressure beginning to rise while your muscles start to tense and tighten. By massaging only a small amount, this will begin to help your whole body relax.
A massage therapist will use a range of techniques by rubbing, stroking, stretching or applying pressure. This will provide stress relief by increasing circulation, releasing muscle tension and activating sensory receptors which stimulates the body’s relaxation response in turn lessening your stress related aches and pains.
Relaxation massage doesn’t just relax tense muscles and relieve the physical symptoms of stress, it can help with conditions that affect your state of mind such as chronic stress, depression and anxiety.
Mental anxiety causes muscular tension and massage helps you to move your thoughts away from your everyday concerns. It allows you to calm your mind and signals the brain to tell your muscles to relax.
Something you may not realise is that stomach problems, usually digestion and waste elimination, may follow with chronic stress. It is also associated with headaches, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. Massage can help to boost immune system activity, improving circulation and play a role in regaining normal digestive system function.
When you enjoy a relaxing massage session with 360 BodyFit massage you will truly turn yourself around. You will improve your mood and be doing your stressed-out body a favour.