What is stress?? Stress is a physical, mental or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation. ie. heart disease or cancer.
Mental stress can lead to anxiety, heightened heart rate and overall bodily discomfort. Many experience muscular tension and have weakend areas of the body that "hold stress." Stress can manifest in your neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, or even internally in our gastrointestinal system. Many of us are unequipped to handle the amount of stress put upon our lives. To manage your stress, consider more regular massage treatments. Therapeutic massage provides countless health benefits and has been recognized by the medical field as an effective tool to manage pain as well as stress. I cannot stress enough to you the importance of caring for your body and mind. Because we have been conditioned to ignore our needs, we may not realize the damage we do to ourselves by taking on too much stress.
The end of the work week is a great time to schedule yourself a massage treatment. If the physiological benefits are not enough reason for you then think of it as a treat or reward for all the hard work you do.