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There is nothing more relaxing than having a skilled massage therapist work out the tension from overly taunt neck and shoulder muscles.
Massage can be an important component to promoting mental health.
Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and reduce circulation. Muscles become tense. This decreased circulation to our brain hinders our ability to focus, problem-solve and be productive. When our muscles are tense, our bodies become tight and sore.
Massage can increase circulation and promote the body’s relaxation response. The other benefit is that a massage can takes you out of the hectic pace and forces you to be still and to let your mind wander for a period of time. When our mind is allowed to relax it is better able to focus when we need it to after the massage.
So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Everyone Deserves a Massage Week:
Remember that your needs are important. You need to take care of yourself first and foremost. Looks for ways, like a relaxing massage, that can promote your mental health.
As a massage therapist, consider the ways that you can get involved in promoting mental health during this week, especially to those who are experiencing a chronic or terminal illness, or in recognition of public service, such as your local firefighters, police officers or emergency responders.
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