The connection between your mental state and your overall health has been well-documented, and in today's high-stress culture of go-go-go, your stress level can adversely affect your health and your ability to perform, either as an athlete, a mom, or an executive.
Stress can put your body into a fight-or-flight status, ready for either mental or physical action. This high state of alert cannot be maintained by the body for long periods, and your para-sympathetic nervous system will work to return your body to balance, or homeostasis. The result is constant bouncing back and forth as your body fights for balance but our lifestyles keep introducing more stress.
There is a way to help break the cycle however, and that is having regular therapeutic massage. Massage releases endorphins that calm the peripheral nervous system, and dozens of clinical studies have shown how massage therapy can reduce chronic stress. The Mayo Clinic website identifies massage as a valid method to reduce stress and pain, saying "massage reduced anxiety in depressed children and anorexic women."
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