People often report feeling that the stresses of the holiday season have negatively affected their health during the months of November and December. With so much to do during this time, from attending events to planning family get-togethers, it is no wonder that many people begin to develop physical pains in response to the stress. Luckily, with the help of massage, Folsom residents can reduce the amount of stress and related physical pain that they experience this year. Studies have shown that benefits include a reduction in anxiety and depression, reduced physical pains, and better overall health.
Among the many benefits of massage therapy is a decrease in anxiety and depression. This occurs first because massage sessions provide a relaxing haven where you can shed all worries and focus on yourself. On a more scientific level, getting a massage can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. It also helps to release an increase of serotonin and dopamine, which are related to happiness. Massage therapy has additionally been shown to reduce blood pressure in the body, which is a key indicator of stress.
Often times when you are stressed and anxious, your body reacts physically. Certain parts of your body may begin to physically carry the stress, creating tension and pain. This is often intensified during the holiday season. Usually manifested somewhere in the back or shoulders, massage therapy can help to release this pain. By working out areas of stiffness and tension, a massage can actually provide as much relief as pain medicine when it comes to relieving bodily pains. There is also some proof that massage therapy can help improve your quality of sleep and immune system, both of which make for a healthier happier you.
For Folsom residents gearing up for the holiday season, try reducing your stress by booking a massage session for yourself or giving one as a gift is also a great idea. Massage therapy will help decrease your levels of holiday anxiety and get rid of any physical pains that may prevent you from fully enjoying the holiday season. For a relaxing Folsom massage that you can trust, try looking at the services offered by spas like the Healing Station.
You can book online on our website at www.TheHealingStation.net or call us at 916-294-9980.
Massage Benefits: 9 Healthy Reasons To Make An Appointment Today, Huffington Post
Massage: It’s real medicine, CNN