How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?

How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?

How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?
How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?

After a long day of work, everybody needs a way to relax, to rid themselves of the whole day’s stress, so, what is the best way to relax?

This may seem a little weird to you, but one of the best relaxing methods is a massage.

Massage is now a very spread out activity, while it is available in the usual spots of luxury spas and upscale health clubs, it is now also available in hospitals, businesses, airports, and clinics.

The activity of rubbing, pressing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments ranging from light strokes to deep pressure is known as a massage.

There are various types of massage that focus on varied parts of your body.

Some massages are used for healing approaches too.

Massages are usually performed with the hands of an experienced massage therapist to gently knead your body, applying gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of your body to ease the pain and tension.

Types of Massages

How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?
How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?

While there are several massages, there are four major massages that can help to relieve you of your work stress and any muscle tension in your body regarding the said work stress.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses long strokes, deep circular movements, tapping, kneading and vibrations to help relax you and energize you.

This massage makes sure to rid your work stress from your body.

Deep Massage

Deep massage is a technique that is quite slow compared to the Swedish massage.

In this massage, the techniques are much slower and have much more forceful strokes so that they can target the deeper layers of your muscles and connective tissue.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is different from deep massage; however, it is quite close to the Swedish massage.

While it is usually meant for people who are involved in sporting activities or events, it goes deep within your body to help prevent or treat injuries which is a good option for working people.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point massage is one of the best massages to help you relax.

In this massage, the main focus is in the areas of tight muscle fibers in your body that form due to overuse of these muscles or sometimes after injuries.

This massage keeps your body relaxed after overusing your muscles the whole day at work.

The Benefits of a Massage

For a long time, massages have been considered as a complimentary service or integrative medicine, however, it has now changed.

Due to its multiple benefits, massages are now also offered as treatments to help with a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

According to the studies done by scholars, massages demonstrate as an effective treatment for reducing pain, muscle tension and stress.

The study of the benefits of massages has been going on for a long time and while they continue to do more research, the scholars have found confirmed a few verified health benefits of massages.

Here are the benefits of a massage:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Stress caused due to Insomnia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injuries or Strains
  • Injuries caused by playing Sports
  • temporomandibular joint Pain

Massages are one of the activities or services that are not only experienced for benefits for specific conditions or diseases but also to simply enjoy a massage as it helps to produce feelings of comfort, care and connect.

What Goes on Inside a Massage Room?

 

How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?
How to Reduce Work Stress With Massage?

In most massage sessions, you are either wearing loose-fitting clothing or have completely undressed.

Your comfort is of the utmost importance; hence, you can undress to the point of your comfortability.

You then lie down on a table, cover yourself with a sheet.

Your preference is a must and your massage therapist will use an oil or lotion according to your preference.

This oil or lotion is used to reduce the friction on your skin.

Your therapy session will last between 10 to 90 minutes which depends on the type of massage you have opted for.

Since massage is a tool that can help you take control of your health and well-being, make sure to pamper yourself with it.

Whatever type of massage you choose, there is one thing for sure, that you will be walking out of your massage room feeling completely relaxed, stress-free, relieved and rejuvenated!

About the Author: Ekenechukwu Mbanefo

Mbanefo Ekenechukwu is a medical physiologist. She is a creative and enthusiastic healthcare professional who takes delight in safeguarding your health for you through her insightful and informative health articles on women's health and fitness.

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