MASSAGE FOR STRESS GETS YOU BACK ON TRACK
My full body massage did a wonderful job! I was a stressed out mess and left feeling so much better. Best massage of my life!! — Laurie, Vienna, VA
The Washington, DC area is a stressful place to live — from high-pressure work to constant traffic, you can find stress everywhere. And when you’re stressed, it is really hard to enjoy the good things in life, like your family, friends, and hobbies. The good news is deep tissue massage for stress can help reduce the negative affects stress has on your body so that you can get back to enjoying your favorite things!
Studies show that all types of massage — relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage and more — reduce stress… and it feels great. It will also address tight shoulders and tension headaches that often go hand-in-hand with stress. We like to call it massage for knots, as in “that stress will not be there anymore.”
What the Experts Say About Massage for Stress, Tension and Knots
After nearly ten years of helping our clients manage their stress, tension and knots we know how much massage helps. But there is also research to back up how full body massage for stress helps (data courtesy of the American Massage Therapy Association).
In all of the studies the AMTA reviewed, all subjects in the massage group showed significant changes in emotional states and stress levels — meaning they were able to decompress. Massage for tension, knots and stress helped them. Specifically:
- In a study on the effect of trigger point therapy (massage for knots), there was a significant decrease in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.
- In controlled studies, measures of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower after a 10 to 15 minute chair massage — that means stress levels were lower.
- Several studies show that massage shows positive changes in a variety of psychological states: physiological responses, the Perceived Stress Scale, the POMS Depression Scale, and the Anxiety State Scale.
Will a relaxation massage help you decompress? Will a massage for tension headaches make you feel new again? Is a deep tissue massage for stress the answer? We think so. But come see for yourself.
Book your de-stress, decompress, relaxation massage appointment today and feel great tonight.