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How to Reduce Anxiety with Massage Therapy

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Anxiety is a state of discomfort due to fears of a possible future accident. But this dictionary definition does not tell you how rotten it is to fear.

Or how expensive it is: the Canadian Conference Board estimates that care costs the Canadian economy $ 17 billion a year.

Or worst of all, this fear is likely to lead to more fear if you can’t actively manage it.

Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxiety, including regular massage therapies. Research has shown that massage therapy can reduce anxiety

Studies have shown that massage therapy can reduce anxiety even when people experience chronic pain, illness, anxiety disorders and discontinuation of psychoactive drugs. Based on this research, there is an official opinion of the American Association of Massage Therapies that “massage therapy can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety.”

Massage therapy can reduce feelings of anxiety:

Reduction of the stress hormone cortisol
Pain reduction
Relieves muscle tension and pain
Activation of the pregeneal anterior cingulate cortex – the part of the brain where we experience feelings of happiness.
When you suffer more often than you want, you are not alone and you are not at the mercy of these feelings. You can manage your experience with several simple and relaxing methods of self-care.

5 self-medications to manage anxiety symptoms:

Professional massage – Treat yourself to a relaxed Swedish massage every few weeks or every month as a deep tissue massage. We can help you with that!
Self-massage – Treat yourself to a massage at home. Use your hands and use a foam roller or tennis ball in places that are tight or difficult to reach. If you want a painless, painless approach, use a lacrosse ball.
Touch Healing – Enjoy the healing power of touch by giving and hugging. Virginia Satir, a pioneer of family therapy, said openly, “We need four hugs a day to survive. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 cuddles a day to grow. ”
Stretching – Start each day with a 7-minute stretching routine according to Dr. Oz – to wake up and release muscle tension.
Breathing – Practice deep breathing when you feel anxious. Dr. recommended. Andrew Weil performs 4 breaths using technique 4-7-8: inhale for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds and exhale for 8 seconds.
Feeling anxious can be shocking – and unfortunately causes stress wrinkles – but you don’t have to feel it.

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Massage. Faces. Waxing. At Hand & Stone, our registered massage therapists can reduce stress, soothe tired muscles and relieve headaches.

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