Five Tips of Massage Therapy Proven to Provide Stress Relief

Five Reasons Massage Therapy is Proven to Provide Stress Relief and Improve Your Overall Health and Wellness

 

When a relaxing massage is performed using the correct techniques, emotional stress is relieved, muscles are relaxed, blood circulation is increased, eliminating waste products accumulated in the bloodstream, reducing heart rate and blood pressure.

The massage techniques that are going to be used to treat stress vary from the specific case of each person and their needs, the application of rituals that combine aromatherapy techniques with products to relieve muscular and body tension are the most effective since they are works the emotional and physical part of the person at the same time.

The techniques can focus on areas of the body such as the head, neck, dorsal, lumbar, and sacral back, shoulders, arms and hands. It is recommended that people have a relaxing massage of at least one hour once a month at least so that they can more effectively control stress.

 

Let’s focus on some easy tips to follow when giving a massage:

 

Make circular movements over the ears 10 times.

Then climb a little higher and repeat the movements.

Repeat one more time at the top of your head.

Push the neck muscle up 10 times.

Do the same on the other side.

Press between thumb and forefinger 10 times.

 

Yoga bending, breathing, and meditation exercises are the most complete practice to recover from stress and anxiety processes since they help the body and mind to work.

The most common pains caused by physical wear and tear of stress usually appear in the neck and shoulders, due to the accumulation of tension in that area of the body.

 

Five reasons massage therapy reduces your stress levels.

 

 

  • It activates the body’s relaxation response

 

 

The body’s relaxation response is your ability to enable your body to release chemicals and brain signals to make your muscles and organs slow down and at the same time, increase blood flow to the brain.

This response is the opposite of the fight or flight response that the body exhibits when you are experiencing uncomfortable physiological changes like muscle pain, headaches, or a racing heartbeat.

During this fight or flight response, stress hormones are secreted. When this happens often, these hormones can contribute to various stress-related medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, adrenal fatigue, and gastrointestinal issues.

 

 

  • It helps lower blood pressure

 

 

When you are in a stressful situation, your blood pressure increases temporarily. Once the stressor disappears, your blood pressure returns to normal.

However, frequent temporary spikes in your blood pressure caused by stress are harmful to your body. They can damage your blood vessels, heart, and kidneys.

 

 

  • It improves sleep quality

 

 

Feeling high levels of stress can cause you to have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Sleeplessness and poor quality of sleep can lead to various medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and anxiety.

Massage therapy helps give you a longer and better quality of sleep in these ways:

 

Relaxes muscles

Helps with the production and release of serotonin

Increases the brain’s delta waves

 

 

  • It boosts one’s mood

 

During a massage, the body also releases natural endorphins. Endorphins reduce pain and boost pleasure and, as such, after a session, you will experience a feeling of well-being and improvement in your mood.

 

 

  • It reduces muscle tension

 

Muscle tension happens when one more or muscles in the body remain contracted for a long period of time. Although muscle tension may seem harmless enough, it can actually cause various adverse symptoms and side effects including:

 

Heart disease

Back pain

Headaches and migraine

Digestive problems including indigestion and constipation

 

You can relieve muscle tension by taking in medication and using ointments. However, depending on synthetic pills is unhealthy and will cause some side effects.

 

Now that you have knowledge around the benefits of massage therapy, plan a massage date with your significant other, family member, or friend. You can also create a Massage Spa day for yourself and add some aromatherapy with some of our hand-made organic and naturally scented soy candles.  

 

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