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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Stress Response Remedy

What is Stress?

Stress is the way that the body responds to an emotional or physical demand. It is not all bad. In fact, stress is critical for survival. Stress is what allows us to run away when we are in danger. There have also been studies done to suggest that a moderate amount of stress helps keep people going. 

However, chronic stress is not good for your health. It puts a strain on the endocrine system, immune system, and cardiovascular system. Meditation is one of the ways that you can alleviate your stress. You may also want to see a massage therapist if you are stressed.

How Massage Therapy can Reduce Stress and Promote Relaxation

There have been many studies done to confirm that getting a massage can reduce your stress. A study done by the Franklin Institute shows that massage therapy can increase endorphins. These endorphins can calm the nervous system.

Both meditation and massages can lower blood pressure. It helps promote relaxation, which naturally reduces blood pressure. A massage can also lower cortisol level. Excess cortisol not only raises stress level, but it can also raise blood pressure.

There have also been studies done that involved patients who were undergoing chemotherapy. They also saw a massage therapist on a regular basis. The study showed that massage therapy reduced cortisol level in people who were undergoing cancer treatment. Furthermore, another study showed that regular massages helped reduce stress and anxiety in psychiatric patients.

Stress relief is not the only way that you can benefit from seeing a massage therapist. You will be able to alleviate pain, increase circulation and improve your overall quality of life by getting a massage on a regular basis.

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