One of the Best methods to combat Stress is Therapeutic Massage
Massage can dramatically reverse the damaging physiological effects of stress by helping to:
1. Lower your heart rate and blood pressure
2. Improve your circulation
3. Raise your skin temperature
4. Heighten your sense of well-being
5. Cause your anxiety level to drop
During the massage your tight muscles tend to relax and the pain associated with chronic tension is relieved. Increased circulation will supply more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and help rid them of metabolic waste. Blocked, deadened areas are thus able to respond to sensory input again. Massage also stimulates release of the body’s natural pain killer—the endorphins.
A program of regular massage will put you in touch with your body, teaching you to monitor its signals and needs so you’ll know when you should take time out from the things that worry you. In this way, you can avoid the damaging effects of chronic stress and gain some control over your sense of well-being.