Many of us in Melbourne are currently experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety. Whether psychological or social, high levels of sustained stress and anxiety are known to negatively impact our body’s ability to effectively defend itself against threats such as illness.
Along with professional counselling and/or psychological services, there are many simple ways to reduce your stress levels and potential risk of illness through daily self care measures. This includes: regular home stretches and exercises, following a varied diet, and ensuring you’re getting enough regular sleep to allow your body adequate time to rest and recover. Other ways to significantly support your mental and physical health during this time includes spending time with family and friends where possible, and managing stress and tension with activities such as massage, stretching, exercise, breathing and mindfulness techniques.
Entegra Health Melbourne offers remedial massage therapy, deep tissue massage, cupping, relaxation massage and more at our Carlton location. Remedial massage has been demonstrated to accelerate the body’s natural healing response, as well as assist muscle recovery during periods of increased physical exertion or stress. Remedial massage can also improve the quality of sleep, which is our body’s primary period of healing and recovery.
Remedial massage also supports overall health by assisting the body’s central nervous, lymph, and circulatory systems to remove waste products, reduce stress and tension related adhesions (knots) within the muscle fibres, and lengthen muscle tissue. Moreover, remedial massage increases blood circulation and ensures the body receives an adequate supply of oxygen. Remedial massage also naturally decreases levels of cortisol, the stress hormone – whilst increasing levels of Serotonin and Dopamine, also known as the ‘Happy Hormones!’
With numerous benefits including reduced stress levels, increased muscle recovery, and improved sleep and happiness; remedial massage is a vital component of health and wellbeing, in conjunction with adequate nutritional, mental and social support. Whether you’re looking to meet the demands of daily life, or additional support during periods of stress, Entegra Health is ready to help maintain your general health and wellbeing.
Please note: Entegra Health advises anyone experiencing symptoms of illness, including cold or flu (fever, runny nose, cough and/or fatigue) to please rest at home.
Further reading for mental health support: Beyond Blue
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