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This week we look at the importance of relaxation and the benefits of some relaxation techniques. Relaxation encourages healthy mind and body,increases blood flow to the muscles thereby providing more energy, better metabolism and improves your memory.

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Stress and your body

Stress causes a numerous amount of issues for your body. High blood pressure, headaches, muscle tension, ulcers, and weakened immune system are just a few of the many health issues stress can trigger. Relaxation helps counteract these effects by giving your body a chance to calm down

When faced with numerous responsibilities and tasks or  demands, relaxation techniques and Massage Therapy may not be a priority in your life . But that means you might miss out on the health benefits of relaxation.

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Practicing relaxation techniques can have many benefits, including:

Slowing heart rate- Lowering blood pressure- Slowing your breathing rate Improving digestion - Maintaining normal blood sugar levels Reducing activity of stress hormones- Increasing blood flow to major muscles- Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain- Improving concentration and mood- Improving sleep quality- Lowering fatigue- Reducing anger and frustration- Boosting confidence to handle problems

Relaxation techniques may include:

• Massage

• Deep breathing

• Meditation

• Tai chi

• Yoga

• Biofeedback

• Music and art therapy

• Aromatherapy

• Hydrotherapy

Stress and tension melt away

Everyday stress is unavoidable in today’s fast-paced world. Tension headaches, tightness in your shoulders, stomach-aches and assorted pains are signs of built-up stress. The confident hands of an expert massage therapist help melt all that stress and tension. This is a case where you don’t need to do anything other than relax and feel your body ease a sigh of relief. As you breathe in and out, visualize the stress and tension escaping, like a dark cloud being chased by the wind. The warmth you feel is like the sun bringing life and energy to every part of your body.

How does a massage relax muscles?

Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. ... Touching the skin or applying pressure relaxes muscles, tendons, and ligaments. During a massage therapy, a caring, safe touch is an invitation to relax. This, together with pain relief, produces a relaxation response. The relaxation response is a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decreases, and your muscles relax. Book your appointment today to experience a deep state of relaxation

What happens to your brain when you are being massaged?

Cortisol is a stress hormone. It causes constriction of blood vessels, leading to elevation of blood pressure. Massage reduces the levels of cortisol, reducing the physiological effects of stress, enhancing wound healing, and increasing immunity to viruses. Read more .. click here