Stress is universal and while not all stress is bad, it’s important to be able to find a relief from that stress. Unresolved stress can lead to a wide variety of health problems such as migraines, upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pains and insomnia. Some research even suggests that unresolved stress can even cause or elevate certain symptoms or diseases.

All of these symptoms (and many other) can be relieved and sufferers can benefit from the healing power of massage. Studies have shown that massage can help to lower blood pressure and heart rate, relax the muscles and increase the production of endorphins throughout the body. Serotonin and dopamine are also triggered through massage, which helps the one receiving the massage to feel calm and relaxed. It helps sooth nerves and calm the stress that we feel building during our busy lives.

The wonderful thing is that these benefits can be gained in relatively short sessions. Some studies have shown that even a 1 ½ hour massage session can play an important role in lowering your heart rate, and levels of cortisol and insulin in addition to helping to manage stress.

Taking care of yourself and your body should be a priority in your life. Adding therapeutic massage to your healthcare routine will help you feel, look and simply be healthier far into the future. The stress relieving aspect alone can lead to improved vitality and a better state of mind.

So if you’re looking to add stress-relieving massage to your wellness routine, contact our offices in Joplin, MO. We have the right massage for your needs and can help you feel better fast.