Relaxation Massage – Why it’s an important part of self-care

We all deal with stress on a daily basis. It’s a part of daily living that in small amounts and situations can be good for us.  It is a natural mental and physical reaction to life’s varied experiences.  When we feel stressed our bodies respond by releasing hormones that increase both our heart rate and breathing rates and ready our muscles to respond.  This is often referred to as the “Fight or Flight” response.  While this response was designed to protect our bodies in emergency situations, repeated daily exposure to this level of stress has long term negative effects on our overall well-being.

Relaxation Massage Treatments offers an escape from this state.  It provides the opportunity to lower the heart rate, calm the breathing and turn the mind quiet.  Delivered with long slow strokes, relaxation treatments are designed to bring you back to a calm state of self awareness. Without taking the time to disconnect from the state of high stress we are often left with a myriad of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, bursts of anger, headaches and infertility.

The Mayo Clinic reports a 60-minute massage can lower cortisol, the stress hormone, by up to 30 percent after just one session.

A study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety found participants who received regular massage therapy for 12 weeks had a 50 percent reduction in anxiety symptoms. And the benefits weren’t short-lived either. Symptom reduction remained at 50 percent at the 26-week mark even after the therapy had ended.

Relaxation massage lowers stress levels by reducing the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, removing tension, creating a feeling of ease and mental clarity, and uplifting the mood. The state of relaxation and enhanced self-awareness that is achieved after a session has far-reaching benefits that have a positive impact on all areas of your health and your life. It’s important to regularly re-connect with yourself through massage.  Euphoria Wellness Centre offers 30, 60 and 90 Minute Relaxation Massage Treatments with any one of our experienced

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