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How Relaxing Massage Can Help You To Reduce The Anxiety and Stress

Nina J. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is becoming a real psychological test. If your anxiety is sky high right now, you're not alone. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting our everyday lives in multiple different ways — and things are changing at such a rapid pace that it's impossible to know what to expect next.

Whether your kids are out of school indefinitely, or you're not sure how your small business is going to survive, managing anxiety is key to making the best decisions possible for you and your family.

Reactions to the crisis can include feeling overwhelmed, fearful, sad, angry and helpless, according to experts. Some people may have difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Fear of contact with others, travelling on public transport or going into public spaces may increase, and some people will have physical symptoms, such as an increased heart rate or upset stomach.

Having a massage is no better at beating stress than home relaxation techniques like breathing deeply and listening to soothing music.

Massages are amazing. They're a great way to de-stress in this difficult and uncertain times. Although massages with a professional masseuse have many benefits and feel fantastic, because they're educated to know exactly how to work and untangle your body and even your mind, can you imagine if your partner could do that, too? It would be even better. Here you can read how to learn massage for your partner.

Relaxing Massage is a great way to build intimacy and trust in a relationship as well as build a stronger bond. It has shown to increase levels of oxytocin, which is also known as the hormone of love. Touch also signifies: you are safe, I am here, you are not alone. Also know that touching and being touched have the same benefits and so the giver is also receiving the same benefits.

Many people may overlook just how much of impact it can have on your significant other and yourself as a couple. It’s a shame that it’s not a regular occurrence in everybody’s relationship. If you’re able to give, and your partner is willing to receive, then you’re good to go. Watching a movie on the couch together? Perfect for a leg-on-lap foot massage. You really don’t have to put a lot of effort, thought or preparation into it.

The ability to truly relax leads to feeling well. This enables us to sleep well which promotes healing well. Our bodies are then able to perform well. This leads to a natural motivation to do well, continuing on the wellness path. Wanting to do well leads to actually doing well, which then creates a rewarding and purposeful direction in life. It’s like climbing the stairs, or knocking over a line of swirling dominos. One thing leads to the other, and massage, as simple as it is, can initiate all of that. 

Whichever way you choose to look at it, it’s called massage therapy for good reason. A therapy used by holistic practitioners, chiropractors, medical doctors and healers alike. Whole cultures are so sure of the wonderful effects, that it’s frowned upon not to participate in massage. For these people, it’s part of their daily routine. It’s used as a preventative medicine, all-in-one beautifier, relief for stiff muscles and joints, circulation booster, immunity booster, headache pill, anti-anxiety drug, pain killer and bonding activity for families.

During difficult times we often suffer with anxiety and stress, the unknown can be troubling to say the least and on top of that our health is at risk. This is scary. To keep your mind calm, find peace and clarity during confusion and uncertainty we can take time out to meditate, pray, sing, dance or whatever it may be to keep your mind at ease and your emotions level. Finding your own balance  and centring yourself is essential during this intense period. Take a walk, if you’re permitted, stretch it out, take a bath, listen to soothing sounds, find your comfort and stay grounded. Read a good book, talk to your loves ones, find humour and have a good laugh.

I promise you nothing is as lawless as it seems. Nothing is worth lower your health. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. In these times of great uncertainty and collective fear, it is important to keep ourselves centred, balanced and positive. Harness the negative energy and use it to fuel the transformation into the best version of yourself.