Most of us are on information overload and are constantly feeling the stress of the down economy. The modern work place has us doing more with less, causing us to be on edge and increasing our anxiety. Stress and anxiety cause muscle and joint aches and knots in our backs. It is no wonder that despite the bad economy people are flocking to spas, and buying Spa supplies for in home use too.
Certainly many people go to the spa to relieve stress. Massage is a proven reliever of stress, tension and anxiety. Stress that is allowed to constantly build up without relief can cause headaches and lowers the body’s immune defenses. This can lead to illness, high blood pressure and yes, stress can kill. Massages are proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate. To put it differently, massage therapy improves your health.
Another important reason to consider going to a massage spa is to detox your body. Massage stimulates the release of harmful toxins hiding within our muscle tissue. In addition, once you realize how healthy massages really are you become inspired to start living a healthier life style. Since massage re-energizes the body you are more apt to start and stick with an exercise program along with a healthy diet. Massage, healthy diet, and exercise when combined together will have you less stressed and filled with renewed energy.
Perhaps the best way to find a spa is to go where your friends go. You can also check an Internet health resource to find a spa that is near you. If you have friends that go to a spa, why not team up with them and go together? Starting and maintaining a healthy life style is easier when you have a partner. You can also work out together, or simply start a walking program together. This way you can push each other to walk just a little bit farther, or exercise just a bit more. The end result will be a better you.
In closing, modern life is fast paced, overloaded with information, and filled with stress. This stress must be relieved if you expect to be healthy. Massage therapy is proven to relieve tension, anxiety, stress, joint pain, and muscle aches. Plus, it enhances your mood and lowers blood pressure. Add regular massages to a healthy diet and regular work out program and you will have more energy, less stress, and feel better than you have in years.