Stress can cause a variety of aches and pains in your life. While there are techniques to lower your stress levels on a daily basis, one method for instant stress reduction is a massage. Along with decreasing your stress, a massage can help your body feel better physically, mentally, and psychology.
Effects of Cortisol
Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone. When you are in a stressful situation, it is released to give you the adrenaline you need to either fight the situation or flee from it.
People who are chronically stressed have high levels of cortisol. This can lead to negative side effects such as anxiety, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, and headaches.
Effects of Endorphins
Increasing endorphin levels can help combat high levels of cortisol in your body. When you receive a massage, your body releases endorphins to calm the nervous system and lower your cortisol levels.
Releasing endorphins not only relaxes your body, but also relaxes your mind. After a massage you should experience calmer moods, less anxiety, and decreased irritability. These improved moods will allow you to focus more and enjoy better job performance.
Massages on specific areas of your body can also relax specific muscles. These are useful for anyone from the athlete with a strained hamstring to the everyday office worker with a sore neck.
Benefits of Better Blood Flow
Getting a massage relaxes your muscles, but also improves your circulation and blood flow. When you have better blood flow, you improve your digestion, sleep habits, and your posture.
Improved circulation (through a massage) can also help release built-up toxins in your body. These toxins include lactic acid, which causes achiness and discomfort. Better circulation pushes this lactic acid away from your muscles and organs, allowing them to work with less pressure and stress.
All the positive effects of a massage can be yours after only a 15-minute HydroMassage®from Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic. HydroMassage® is short, affordable, and does not require you to get undressed. This convenient massage will relax you with its heated bliss just as well as any professional masseuse could. You’ll fell refreshed and relaxed in no time.
Whatever causes stress in life, it’s important that you recognize it and treat it. Receiving a HydroMassage® will put your mind and body in an improved state. You’ll enjoy physical, mental, and psychological rejuvenation. Call Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic today to set up an appointment.