How massage can help stress

Let’s face it, we can’t all go running to the shore for some meditation every time we get stressed out.  Unless of course you live in a coastline state and if that’s the case, I hate you.  But for those of us that don’t have immediate access to lake or oceanfront property, let’s talk about how you can manage your stress other ways, like with a visit to your favorite place, Royal Oak Massage.

Your body encounters stress as soon as you wake up sometimes.  You sleep through your alarm.  Your kid didn’t give you the permission slip for the field trip.  Your dog threw up in the house overnight.  You forgot to buy coffee.  Those little things, while they are little, can often start a tailspin that will affect the rest of your day.

Too much stress can lead to muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, nausea, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, the list goes on!

Luckily, regular massage therapy has a slew of benefits, such as reduced muscle tension, help with headache control, can lower blood pressure, ease symptoms of depression and anxiety, promotes a more restful sleep and is probably one of the best things that you can do for your body, mind and soul.  And don’t think that getting a one hour massage once a year is going to do the trick either.  You need to make it a habit, just like going to the doctor for regular checkups, brushing your teeth daily, exercising, etc.  The more you do it, the better you’ll feel.  If you don’t think you have regular massage appointments in your budget, consider taking a look at what you can eliminate to afford the services.  Even 30 minutes once a month can work wonders!  You deserve it.

In good hands,

Rebecca Tamm, LMT