When you try to relieve stress, what modalities do you try?
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve tried deep breathing, meditation, perhaps even switching jobs. What if you still experience stress, though?
You can find relief from stress symptoms with massage therapy.
Massage Therapy – It’s Not Just an Indulgence
A massage is a relaxing, luxurious experience, but can it help with long-term stress relief?
In the moment, your massage therapist can help stretch your muscles with relaxing motions, thereby easing your physical stress. The soothing music and environment can do much to relieve mental and emotional stress as well.
However, the stress-relieving benefits extend beyond your appointment.In a recent study, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff that invested in massage therapy found that the therapy played a significant role in helping them control their stress response at work. Researchers found that massage therapy can reduce:
- Heart rate
The result is a corrected pattern of electrical activity in the parts of the brain that regulate emotions and stress (verified with MRI data).
The EMS staff reported not just short-term stress relief, but also long-term improvement.
Why Take Steps to Reduce Your Stress Regularly
You don’t have to be an EMS worker to experience significant stress. Depending on genetics and your environment, you can experience severe levels of stress that can damage your health.
High stress contributes to:
- Lowered immune health
- Headaches and migraines
- Higher risk of injury due to muscle tension
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Chronic fatigue
- Gastrointestinal issues
OptiLux Wellness Center – Committed to Your Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Ronald Festa loves providing chiropractic care for patients in his community. He realized a couple of years ago that he wanted to do more to help his patients, which is why he transformed his chiropractic practice into a regenerative medicine practice.
Drs. Festa and Petrak want you to live your healthiest life ever. To that end, they provide many services that will not only help you get out of pain but will also help with stress relief and improvement of your overall health. Talk to your New Kensington chiropractor today about which therapies will fit your needs.