Massage has been shown to relieve stress in a few ways- not only has it been shown to decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in the body, but the technique itself also relaxes both body and mind.
Firstly, when you take the time, say an hour, to lie down and relax, your mind is often taken away from whatever is stressing you, whether it be work or home related. This small ‘break’ from thinking can leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated by the end of the massage.
Physical stresses are also a factor which can restrict you in areas of your life and may increase your levels of mental stress on the mind. With a correct technique your massage therapist can assist in muscle recovery, reduce the pain of muscle aches and pains, and help relieve the pain experienced from work or sport related injuries. By improving your physical comfort your mental stresses are eased, and life becomes that little bit easier.
Often when you stress you also tense up your muscles, especially around the upper part of your body, this is quite common and can leave you with a stiff nick and tight shoulders. A regular massage can reduce this tightness and relieve built up tension.
Our qualified Remedial Massage Therapists can help you relieve the stress in your body and mind, and guide you on the way to a stress free lifestyle.