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Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

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Stress is a normal human reaction to situations that seem out of our control. However, when left unchecked, high stress levels can manifest in your physical health in the form of tension headaches, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, sleep disturbance, and many other symptoms.

Fortunately, apart from the costly medication that can only target certain symptoms, massage therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for stress. Studies show a massage reduces stress by promoting relaxation, lowering the heart rate, and stimulating feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine.

Here, we've curated the best massage therapies to significantly lower stress and help you maintain good physical and mental health.

Trigger Point Massage

Pain is one of the biggest causes of mental stress. Massage therapists utilize trigger point therapy to release tension in muscle knots for pain relief. Other benefits of trigger point massage therapy include a decreased heart rate, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, all of which allow you to enjoy better sleep, high energy levels, and lasting stress relief.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a popular massage therapy for stress. It is highly recommended for anyone experiencing chronic stress since it focuses on calming the entire body and mind. A massage session involves moderate pressure, long flowing strokes, kneading, and friction on different groups of superficial muscles. Overall, a Swedish massage is effective at relaxing overworked muscles and rejuvenating the mind providing lasting pain and stress relief.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a top therapeutic massage that can help anyone experiencing stress due to chronic pain. When dealing with extreme pain and fatigue, your body releases higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone as a natural response to stressful situations.

A massage therapist can help combat this by using more firm pressure and slower strokes to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Overall, deep tissue massage helps to release painful knots and promote relaxation and calmness, all of which help to relieve stress.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is a form of massage that involves the application of essential oils on the skin. Combining physical touch and inhaling the potent essential oils reduces overactivity in the body's stress response system- the sympathetic nervous system. The significant decrease in cortisol levels, heart rate, and blood pressure puts your body in a relaxed state and gets rid of mental stress.

Chair Massage

Chair massage is one of the most convenient ways to reduce stress anywhere and anytime. You can set up a session in your home or office to enjoy the full benefits of massage. A 15 - 20 minute massage therapy reduces anxiety, relaxes muscles and soft tissues, improves mood, and significantly lowers your stress levels.

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy not only helps to release tension in tight muscles but it also helps to decrease stress and anxiety when preparing for competition.

Contact Modern Mindbody Massage for Effective Stress-Relieving Massage Therapy in Idaho Falls

If you're searching for the best massage therapy in Idaho Falls, contact Modern Mindbody Massage. Our highly trained massage therapists match you with the best therapeutic massage modalities that cater to your needs so you can enjoy good mental health. Schedule an appointment with us and bid goodbye to chronic stress.

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