It Is Relaxing
When the body is tense and under stress, it produces unhealthy levels of the well-known stress hormone, cortisol, which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, diestive problems, and headaches. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body. This enables the body to enter a recovery mode. Moreover, this form of therapy also triggers lasting feelings of relaxation, improved mood, and reduced stress levels.
What type of massage should I choose?
If it’s your first time, it’s worth considering a classic Swedish Massage. Using a combination of long, flowing strokes and variable pressure, it has something for everyone. Make sure to let your therapist know what you want both before and during the session.
If you don’t want to remove your clothes, a Reflexology Foot Massage can help you to relax and reset without being too invasive. It uses points on your feet which correspond to all the different organs within your body. .
Massage should be used in combination with a healthy lifestyle that contains exercise, wise nutritional choices and a good amount of sleep. Ensure that you are doing what you need to do to reduce your stress levels; whether that’s going to yoga, meditating or taking a long walk.