What Are the Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy for Stress Relief?
As the adage goes, "Stress is as much a part of life as breathing." And in our fast-paced, high-pressure world, stress is more prominent than ever. Stress affects us all, but there are ways to deal with it. And possibly the most effective way is through massage therapy.
Massage therapy provides an oasis of calm, pushing back against the tide of stress that threatens to overwhelm us. A visit to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) offers an island of tranquility in our tumultuous lives, unraveling stress knots and dissipating tension.
The Psychological Benefits
Stress isn't just a state of mind - it has profound effects on our bodies. High Cortisol - or 'stress hormone' - levels can lead to myriad health problems like high blood pressure, insomnia, and weakened immune systems.
Massage therapy is incredibly effective at cutting away at these ill effects. It reduces heart rate and blood pressure while increasing the production of endorphins – our body's 'feel-good' hormones. Simply put, massage therapy not only feels great but does great things for our bodies.
The Physical Benefits
Massage treatments target everything from muscles to connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments to joints. Studies show that massage therapy improves circulation, leading to better oxygen and nutrient distribution throughout our bodies.
Stress is an unwelcome interloper in our lives, but we have a powerful tool at our disposal - regular massage therapy. From the tranquility it offers to physiological benefits and the science that informs each treatment - these are all compelling reasons to make massage therapy part of your stress-relief regimen.
Total Care Health, based in Surrey, BC, offers science-based therapy in a compassionate environment. They have chiropractors, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists available to help you.
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