How Massage Can Soothe Your Anxiety
What is anxiety?
Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health conditions that affect people of all ages. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million adults meet criteria for an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is a term that encompasses several feelings, including worry, fear and unease. We all feel anxiety to varying degrees at times in our lives; before a job interview, when a loved one is sick, or during transitional moments, such as graduations or moving home. In these situations, feelings of anxiety are completely normal.
However, if you find it difficult to control your feelings of anxiety, you may be feeling restless, or have trouble concentrating or sleeping, it can be as a result of not having an obvious source and you may struggle to remember the last time you really felt relaxed.
Anxiety is also a symptom for a number of conditions, including panic disorders, phobias, PTSD and social anxiety disorders and GAD. Physical side effects of anxiety may also include heart palpitations and dizziness.
How can massage help?
Massage therapy can act to cleanse the body of impurities. It can, for example, help break down built up toxins or waste in muscles, and often has a calming effect on anxious patients.
A good massage performed by a trained professional can help you relax and soothe the aches and pains in various parts of your body.
Once your massage is finished, make sure that you take time to rest and relax. You could hydrate with plenty of water, take a warm bath, and focus on getting a great night’s sleep.
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