Research has found that stress affects every part of your body. When you carry too much tension, it seems natural that it can lead to muscle stiffness and pain. But what you might not realize is that it’s also linked to headaches, fatigue, stomach problems, and difficulty sleeping.
Massage can increase your blood flow and promote relaxation.
It can also help improve mood.
It can help relax tight and painful muscles, improve range of motion in the joints, enhance circulation and lower stress levels. Whatever effect stress has on your mood, a massage is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to let your daily stress simply disappear.
You may think that all massage type are the same, but not all massage is created equal!
Strategies range from deep tissue (often called Swedish) massage to reflexology, where the therapist applies pressure to a specific point on the body in order to relieve pain. Some forms of massage use oils and others use warm stones to release tension and promote relaxation. Talk to several massage therapists about their specific type of massage and how it may reduce your stress.
Give your muscles the deep treatment they deserve with a deep tissue massage therapy session. Whether you choose to alternate deep work with a more relaxing Swedish session or you focus on deep tissue to heal a recurring condition, this massage technique can help you feel a new sense of reinvigorating relief both physically and mentally.