STRESS is common and it is not always bad. Whenever we race to catch a badly thrown ball, feel especially energetic before an important meeting, or hit the brakes in time just to avoid a car accident, stress is doing its job.
The adrenaline boosting our heart rate and the cortisol boosting our blood sugar, while diverting energy away from our digestive system and immune responses, are exactly what prehistoric humans needed to fight or flee attackers.
However, when there’s never any relief from stress, the sustained fight-or-flight response can cause problems. Constant stress would eventually lead to distress – a negative stress reaction.
Distress can contribute to physical symptoms, including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain and problems sleeping.
Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases. Did you know that a massage helps the muscles unclench, heightened blood pressure to fall and levels of the stress hormone cortisol to drop, which in turns helps the body regroup and recharge?
A massage would help ease your body into a relaxed state so it can heal from pain and other muscular aches.
Massages are also known to reduce anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduce blood pressure, heart rate and state of anxiety.
A good massage affects you physically, mentally and spiritually. With the right touch, you will be on your way to a new day, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Taking good care and having full responsibility of our own body should be our priorities. By adding a massage from time to time to our routine, we’ll feel, look and be healthier in the future.
In fact, stress relief alone can help improve your vitality and state of mind – so what better way to prep for a long, happy life than a relaxing, therapeutic massage?
Introducing Body Perfect’s Relaxing Therapeutic Bodywork Treatment – break free from stress and pamper yourself. Enjoy rejuvenation for your senses for only RM168. Speak to Body Perfect’s beauty professionals at any outlet to find out more.
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