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Progressive Massage Therapy | Article

Stress and Massage

4/27/2012
Experts estimate that up to 90% of disease is stress related. And, perhaps nothing ages us faster than high stress levels. While eliminating stress and anxiety completely in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

• Decreased anxiety
• Enhanced sleep quality
• Greater energy
• Improved concentration
• Increased circulation
• Reduced fatigue

Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And, getting a massage frequently can do even more. Like exercise, massage does more for you if you engage in it regularly; even a monthly treatment can help maintain general health.

Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain. Remember, your body strives to maintain optimum health by keeping all of its systems in balance (homeostasis). Along with proper nutrition, exercise and rest, massage relaxes tense muscles and stimulates the body's communication lines to help it do its job - and to keep you feeling your best.

Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body and help prevent unnecessary strains and injuries. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system and thus help reduce fatigue, leaving you with a feeling of replenished energy. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and emotionally. Invest in your wellness with regular massage.