Massage Therapy Encourages Relaxation

The body can produce an unhealthy buildup of hormones when we’re stuck in traffic or meeting a work deadline. Pent-up levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol can lead to sleeplessness, headaches and even digestive problems.

Enter massage therapy. Massage has been shown to decrease cortisol in the body. This allows the body to enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode­: an effect that lingers long after the massage is over. In fact, massage triggers a host of brain chemistry responses that can result in lasting feelings of relaxation, lowered stress and improved mood.

Benefits of Improved Relaxation

Improves mental outlook
Allows for better handling of pressure
Reinforces positive attitude
Promotes relaxed states of mental alertness
Enhances calm and creative thinking

Source: massageenvy.com

 

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