Kick Anxiety to the Curb, and Boost Mood

Date Posted:25 June 2018

Anxiety is a term that demonstrates feelings of worry, fear and uneasiness. At some point of time in our life, we have to deal with physiological health problems- stress, anxiety and depression.

Whatever the reason- either office politics, family issues or financial problems, one should know how to deal with anxiety and stress.

Don’t let stress and anxiety overwhelm you, it can really affect your mood which further declines your productivity at work and other kinds of everyday activities. A soothing massage therapy is a perfect way to unwind and de-stress.

 

 

According to studies conducted at the University of Miami’s Touch Research Institute- “Massage therapy lowers your blood levels of cortisol, the hormone that triggers feelings of anxiety and stress, by a whopping 25%”.

Here’s how getting a regular massage will help reduce stress, anxiety and boost your mood-

Increase serotonin levels- Serotonin is a brain chemical that regulates mood. Anxiety and depression are related to lowered serotonin levels. A massage promotes the release of serotonin which reduces the feeling of stress and depression. Everyday Health reported- the people who received regular massage experienced an increase in their serotonin levels and a subsequent drop in depression and pain.

Healthy Immune system functioning- In a study published by Massage Magazine, it was concluded that a “25-minute massage was capable of inducing many physiological reactions in participants. Participants who received the 25-minute massage had lowered serum cholesterol levels, the findings of the study suggested that massage not only boosted immune function but also supported and promoted general good health.”

Treat insomnia- A massage has been known to relax both body and mind. Massage releases the tension in muscles and takes away the stress of everyday life. After a massage, you will feel more rested, less fatigued, and will be feeling better than ever. You will be living better, feeling better and sleeping better every day after a professional massage.

Reduce stress hormones- Everyday Health reported- “Regular massage also reduces the presence of stress hormones in the body, including cortisol and adrenaline. The reduction of these hormones in the body leads to a host of positive mood changes for the person receiving regular massage therapy.”

A massage is a natural and effective therapy to improve your emotional and mental state. Incorporate regular massage in your healthcare regime and elevate your mood, while promoting your overall health and wellbeing.