Stress and Massage Therapy
Stress Reduction and relaxation: ( the main treatment by Massage therapist)
Stress is defined as the body’s non- specific response to any demand made upon it (Selye,1974). stress is not a disease but can contribute to ill health.
causes of stress are: emotion, Pain, excessive intake of stimulant, pathology and environmental exposures.
Massage therapy has a positive impact on a person with stress. it will reduce cortisol level which it is an indicator of sympathetic nervous system firing. it also increase awareness of tense area in the body which causes the anxiety level and stiffness. Massage therapy also helps with relax posture and better breathing.