Massage: De-Stress Your Life for Health and Wellness

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There’s a lot of talk about health and wellness lately, and for good reason: many of us ignore our health until it becomes a problem. The symptoms of many health conditions are caused or worsened by the effects of stress, yet most of us don’t make stress management a priority. That’s why massages should be an important part of your self-care routine.

Stress can create physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. Left unchecked, these can cause or aggravate health problems like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.

Physical symptoms of stress include headaches and migraines, muscle pain or tension, fatigue, stomach issues, sleep problems, and illnesses. Mental effects include anxiety, irritability, depression, lack of focus, lack of motivation, and other life-altering issues. The behavioral problems triggered by stress include social withdrawal, overeating, outbursts of anger toward friends or family, and even drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.

Regular massage can help you manage these symptoms. While not a replacement for medical care, massage has an important function as a stress-relieving tool that can help alleviate or prevent many of these symptoms. Research results show that massage can lower heart rates and blood pressure, increase endorphin production, and relax muscles, all of which help reduce the effects of stress on your body. When you combine massage with a good diet, exercise, and medical care, you create a wellness program that can change your life.

Many of us neglect to create a wellness program for our bodies, living life coping with the headaches and other problems, not realizing that caring for one’s body is the first step to making life more pain-free and enjoyable.

If you’ve been feeling the effects of stress, give regular massage a try for your own well-being. Make an appointment at DuBunnè Spa Club & Massage Centre today. Our professional massage therapists will help design a wellness plan that includes massage, bathing rituals, and other elements for stress relief that meet your individual needs. Find us at 23725 Arlington Avenue in Torrance, call 310.326.9062, or try our free mobile app to instantly schedule and manage your own appointments, available on iTunesGoogle Play, or Amazon.