Therapeutic massage is a must should you feel that you are feeling stressed. The right therapist for your needs is essential in gaining maximum benefit from each and every treatment. Developing a feeling of understanding between you and your therapist is essential as this provides you with a platform to give your body that much needed rest on a weekly basis.
Overall body health is an ongoing work in progress for every individual. The healthier we feel about ourselves the better our overall mood and outlook on life. A stress free body is a healthy body and this can only be achieved through constant caring for your own well being.
A major cause of this are our day to day stress levels. Stress is recognized by the medical profession to be the number one cause of illness and death in society. By maintaining manageable stress levels our bodies are able to cope with a lot more than if the opposite is applicable. Stress related conditions can be any illness from cardiovascular problems to tension headaches.
When our stress levels are high our bodies our more susceptible to illnesses and ailments. A stressed body means that we are holding excess tension that we cannot rid ourselves of. This can be physically measured although we are not aware of it all the time.
The aim of the therapist is to reduce these stress levels. He or she achieves this by physically working out stress deposits throughout the entire body. On an emotional level, developing a relationship with your therapist that enables you to speak about emotional issues in a open an honest way facilitates and adds benefit to the overall treatment.
Emotional tension and harboring feelings of ill will or having regrets about past circumstances in life all act on our levels of stress. For instance, should something be worrying you excessively and you constantly think about it, this increases your levels of anxiety. Finding a suitable therapist whereby you can express these feelings relieves you of the tension and feeling that you are alone with the problem.
The brain is a muscle in all sense of the word and like any muscle can be worked so hard until it needs to relax and unwind. By unlocking problems of the past it frees up space in our brains and leaves us feeling relieved and rejuvenated at the same time.
This is a sign of pent up stress and anxiety. Therapeutic massage is about noticing these subtle differences in the manner in which different people express their stress. If you think that this could be you, treatment time should be a time for you to relax and quieten down in order to achieve the full effects of an hour or two hour session.
Author: Julie PolsonThis author has published 3 articles so far.