Stressed? Give Your Body What it Needs! (A Massage)
It’s nearly impossible to find any working person who will tell you they don’t experience stress. What is less common is a realization that chronic stress can wreak havoc on your physiological and psychological health if left untreated. Key indicators of chronic stress can be anything from jaw and stomach pain, trouble sleeping to grouchiness and trouble focusing.
The reasons for stress and the symptoms it develops in human beings are multitudinous. Not giving your body and mind an adequate amount of time to process information and rest is one of the easiest ways to slip into a cycle of stress and insomnia.
A study conducted in 2006 by psychology professor Richard Wener at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University revealed that commuters who take the train to and from work experience less stress than those who drive. This study also highlighted that the longer the commute, the more irritable commuters are at work and at home The key finding was that drivers who have long commutes experience more stress and this negative emotion can spill over into professional and personal life.
One of the most effective ways to combat stress is seeking and discovering comfort. It is inevitable that the events of life will cause us physical, emotional and social stress. However, research suggests that the easiest way to combat the negative effects of stress is to create comfort in any way you know how. New York-based expert on wellness matters, Donnalynn Civello, establishes that the development of chronic stress is less about lack of time and more about the state of mind applied to each situation as it arises. Civello examines the way in which a healthy state of mind, of calm and awareness, can be the most effective method in combating stress. Recognizing that the power to alleviate stress lies within the actions you take in your mind and body is the first step to overcoming the negative symptoms of stress.
To achieve full mind and body restoration, it is important to organize your life in a way that promotes holistic health and wellness. Just as the research shows, it is in your state of mind and accessing the highest level of comfort available where your agency lies. Massage therapy is one of the most recognized modes of increasing comfort on a consistent daily basis.
Regular massage, most practical if you own and use a massage chair and take advantage of the health and wellness benefits it affords, is one of the simplest ways to combat stress. Massage chair technology has been steadily improving in the last decade to produce luxury massage chairs equipped with zero gravity technology and full body air pressure massage from head to toe, all of which contributes to pain relief and improved circulation. Total body health relies upon an adequate amount relaxation extended to the body and mind. Massage can give you that end-of-the-day restoration and calm you require to get a good night’s sleep and achieve the highest level of performance and efficiency for the day to come. Try it for yourself. Over time, long commutes, entire days spent sitting at a desk and chronic stress can take a toll on your body. Massage can help alleviate the symptoms of stress and better yet, help reduce stress altogether.