Cortisol is body’s response for stress, and massage therapy lowers it by 50%. At the same time, massage provides many benefits and can also increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are both neurotransmitters that help to stabilize your mood.
One way to reduce the symptoms through massage therapy Therapeutic massage can also be helpful in reducing anxiety and stress. Massage is shown to promote relaxation and alleviate pain and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients. Massage therapy can act to cleanse the body impurities
If you are carrying anxiety symptoms in your shoulders, back and neck, a professional physiotherapist or a massage therapist can specifically target those areas. Regardless of where you carry tension, studies have shown that massage increases your body’s levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which results in lowered stress. The feeling of relaxation created by regular massage therapy also lowers your blood pressure and elevates your mood.
When your body is all relaxed, your nervous system responds with a lower heart rate and improves in breathing. Deep sleep becomes easier to achieve, because your muscles remember the sensation vividly enough to recreate it at home, which enables you to enjoy a healthier life.
Occupational and other stresses can even lead to a range of significant health issues, and physiotherapy or massage therapy is one viable way of coping with those stressors. Anxiety disorders also negatively impact quality of life, and massage therapy is one of the complementary options that can help address the physical symptoms of those disorders..
Anxiety is also a reaction to stress. Whether in good times or bad, most people say that stress interferes at least moderately with their lives. Chronic stress can affect your health, causing symptoms from headaches, high blood pressure, and chest pain to heart palpitations, skin rashes, and loss of sleep.
We at Sara Rehab use an initial assessment to clarify the nature of the problem and develop strategies and treatment which are acceptable to the individual.
Treatment can even be taken in the form of individual consultation, group relaxation classes, relaxation audio tapes or information sessions for the general public. As part of the treatment program, physiotherapists offer close professional follow up with the patient to ensure a positive treatment outcome.
We have certified Physiotherapists with a special interest in stress management and offer you many different types of relaxation therapy including guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, thought stopping, stretching, massage and general fitness advice.
We at Sara Rehab can assist you by:
reducing muscle tension;
increasing vitality and decreasing reported tiredness;
improving concentration span;
improving feeling of general well-being;
decreasing blood pressure;
reducing risk of cardiovascular disease;
improving attitude to work and leisure activity;
reducing pain states such as headache,
chronic pain syndromes and work related anxiety;
You can still get the benefits of full massage therapy for stress and anxiety from Sara Rehab and
call us at 905 497 4550