Stress… what is stress?
Stress is the body’s way of responding to a demand or threat. Some stress is good for the body – it can help you perform your best, keep you alert and energized, and even save your life. But when you repeatedly experience stress daily – it can have adverse effects on your health. Chronic stress can disrupt every system of the body and lead to a variety of health problems; including depression + anxiety, weight problems, autoimmune disorders, pain, digestive disorders, sleep problems, heart disease, memory function, and more.
Good news! Massage therapy can help relieve stress! Research shows that the body benefits from just 15-20 minutes of massage – lowering heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels and positively effecting psychological states.