March 24, 2023

Due to the everyday stresses of life, it is only natural that we feel often feel emotional and physical distress. Emotional stress in our nervous system releases a hormone known commonly as Cortisol. Cortisol assists us in our natural flight or flight response, nevertheless, when our Cortisol levels are high, our bodies are negatively impacted. However your in luck, both Remedial and relaxation massage has the power to reduce cortisol levels in times of heightened stress and return the hormone to a healthy level.

Tight muscles are often the result of physical stress, which commonly presents itself in the form of headaches and clenching of the jaw. In stressful times have you noticed your shoulders gradually tightening, becoming uncomfortable, but when consciously relaxed there is an instant relief of the tension. This is a similar feeling to a how a remedial or relaxation massage can relieve stress in the body. Relief can also be found through other manual therapies such as Physiotherapy, Bowen Therapy, Myotherapy breath work, or even through an exercise class.

Other simple ways to find relief when you are at home is to:

  • Do breathing exercises which provide the benefit of reducing stress levels.
  • Go on a 15 minute walk 3-5 times a week, this could be with your fur baby by your side or to your local café to grab a coffee.
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet to steady hormones and fuel our body with energy is also a key factor to reducing stress.

If Remedial Massage is something you want to explore as an additional coping strategy for your mental health, and/or simply want to reduce your stress-induced tension points, we have availability for you. To book please give us a call on 9431 5955 and/or check out our online bookings.





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