What is Stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding to a physical or emotional demand. Everyone has experienced increased stress levels at one time or another in there life. As stress increase a hormone known as Cortisol increase. These two go hand and hand. Several studies indicate that cortisol is decrease significantly after a massage. Massage also releases endorphins that calm the peripheral nervous system, which in return stress levels are decreased. Massage therapy also reduced anxiety which can lead to stress in depressed people. Massage therapy also has been known to reduce withdrawal symptoms in adults trying to quit smoking as well as the anxiety that come with it.

Today, the stress we face isn’t a tolerate in nature, but instead comes in the form of demands at work, paying bills, passing classes at school, and meeting the demands of others. The body’s ability to react to stressful situations and deal with threats is critical to our survival.

However, when one is under long term chronic stress caused by ongoing situations or problems the body will be in a constant heighten state, which has serve harmful effects certain systems in the body including the central nervous system, immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, reproductive system and many others. The problem is that these forms of stress don’t go away which results in our stress response system working overtime. The effects of these high levels of stress has been shown to cause an increased incidence of depression, loss of appetite, lack of ambition, irritability, anxiety, ulcers, headaches, and even tiredness.

Adding massage therapy to someone’s life that is under stress seems like a no brainer! The benefits of massage therapy seem to be countless whether it is reduction of general muscle tension and pain or it is for stress relief. While the health benefits of massage therapy have become very apparent, countless people put other activities in front of their own well-being and health. Integrating a weekly or monthly massage into your routine is easy to do and inexpensive with our massage programs. When compared to the cost of managing the poor health choices that typically result from elevated stress levels you see that massage therapy is a much cheaper way to maintain great health! The team at The Root of Wellness in Ferndale are here to provide an avenue to achieve a healthier life-style through massage! To start your journey to a total relaxation, contact The Root of Wellness in Ferndale, MI to schedule your individualized massage today! Call us at: 248-882-6660 Click here to Book Online