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Stress and Massage: The connection

March 27, 2021

In today’s fast-paced life all of us are exposed to stress. Stress at home, stress at the workplace, stress while commuting; all these have become an everyday phenomenon. All this stress can lead to exhaustion, tension and can also have implications on your physical health. Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, tension headaches, clogged arteries, problems in the heart and breathing issues. High-stress levels also release the hormone cortisol which is associated with the fight or flight response. You might experience palpitations, high blood pressure and headache. Massage therapy at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Chennai is one of the most effective ways to decrease stress.

How does Massage Reduce Stress?

A massage at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Egmore reduces stress by

a. Lowering the Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

A massage increases the body temperature and causes the body to relax. A massage helps the body transition from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system. They relax the body. When the body relaxes it lowers the heart rate and blood pressure. This relaxes the body and relieves stress.

b. Relaxing muscles and soft tissues in the body

A smooth at the Best Massage Center in T. Nagar increases the temperature in the body due to the friction against the skin. This improves the circulation of blood in the body. Improved blood circulation delivers more blood to the muscles which remove the waste products and relieves tension in the muscles. This, in turn, reduces the stress levels.

c. Releasing Endorphins

A massage stimulates the release of ‘feel-good hormones called endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals released in the brain that help to cope with pain and stress and make you feel good. These hormones reduce stress, anxiety, depression, discomfort and increase feelings of pleasure and well-being. This uplifts the mood and reduces stress.

d. Inducing Sleep

Massage reduces cortisol levels and lowers the heart rate. This helps people fall asleep earlier and also have longer long periods of deep sleep. A pleasing nap relaxes the body and reduces put destruction.

Which Massages are good for Decreasing Stress?

The following types of massages help to relieve stress

a. Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage at the Best Massage and Spa in Egmore involves soft, long kneading strokes and rhythmic tapping strokes on the body which relieve muscle tension and relax the body. This helps to reduce stress.

b. Deep Tissue Massage

In a deep tissue massage, the therapist applies pressure to treat tight muscles caused by stress. Slow strokes and deep finger pressure are applied by the therapist at the Best Massage and Spa Center in T. Nagar to relieve tight muscles and reduce stress and anxiety.

c. Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu Massage is a Japanese type of massage which relieves stress, pain and tension. They help you feel calm and relaxed. Applying rhythmic pressure on certain points on the body the energy blockages are removed and the body gets relaxed.

Check out the Different Types of Massages at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Chennai


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