Our modern lifestyle, with demands and pressures see many people experience excessive levels of stress on a regular basis. Stress is not always a bad thing, it’s our body’s natural response to pressure or danger, and keeps us alert and prepared to face the challenges we are faced with. However, long-term stress has numerous adverse effects on our health, wellbeing, work, relationships and overall enjoyment of life. The simplest solution would be to work fewer hours or avoid tense situations; however this is often not practical. Thankfully, remedial massage is an easy and effective way to manage your stress.
How Does Remedial Massage Reduce Stress?
Remedial massage therapists use a number of massage techniques to manipulate muscles with manual pressure. Some remedial massage therapists also use specific oils, hot stones or aromatherapy to create a more relaxing experience, and relieve stress, pain and tension.
Benefits Of Remedial Massage For Stress
-Reduces muscle tension and pain
-Activates sensory receptors
-Increases blood circulation
-Stimulates stress-relieving hormones (serotonin and dopamine)
-Decreases the stress hormone cortisol
-Stimulates the release of natural pain-killer hormones (endorphins)
-Increases joint mobility
-Improves posture -Improves sleep and concentration
-Can help relieve anxiety, depression, insomnia, and allow you to have a greater sense of wellbeing
Massage therapy (in one form or another) has always been an integral part of the human health system. Ancient civilisations used various forms of massage for the treatment of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual problems. Today, remedial massage therapy is crucial part of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) industry and is used to manage muscle pain, stiffness, injury, stress, anxiety and depression.