What is the most common reason for getting a massage?
Everyone encounters some form of stress daily. Whether it’s a work deadline, slamming on your brakes in rush hour traffic, or hitting the winning shot of the game.
Stress is your body’s natural response for intense situations. This response is commonly known as “fight or flight.” Your body reacts by releasing adrenaline and cortisol, making your heart pound faster, making your senses sharp, and tightening your muscles. This tells your brain to make the decision to fight for its life or run.
When your body has no chance to relax from these everyday stressors, that is when stress is overwhelming. Your body will start to respond badly and can cause physical and mental issues. Feeling too much stress can interfere with good night’s rest, raise your blood pressure, and even cause you to have weight issues.
Research has shown that massage can lower your heart rate and increase the “feel good” endorphins, which give you the calming sensation, as well as relax those tight muscles. This is like hitting the reset button on your mind, making it easier to deal with stress.
Taking care of yourself should be a huge priority, and adding a massage into your health maintenance will help you lead a healthy and happier lifestyle.
Have you had your massage today?