Thursday, March 17, 2011

Massage Therapy and Stress

Work out your kinks and your stress with a massage.
Rubdowns help lower stress hormones and may even boost the immune system.
Massages aren’t just good for muscle tension — they can help wipe out stress and anxiety too.

Research suggests that rubdowns may elicit the relaxation response — a physical state of deep rest that releases tension in muscles, slows down breathing, and decreases heart rate and blood pressure.
These physiological changes can help reduce the effects of stress on the body and change how we react emotionally to pressure. In other words, it can help take the edge off.
My dear friend, Lea Keating, is an excellent LMT. You can contact her at 631/928-2487. Be sure to tell her I sent you in her direction.

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