It’s common to have stress—but how we handle it is a whole different issue. Stress tends to take a toll on our emotions in addition to our bodies. When we get stressed out, our bodies tense up, our muscles get tight, and our blood flow can’t flow smoothly. When these physical responses occur from stress, our emotions are impacted as well. We start to feel differently due to stressful situations—the affects of stress on our emotions can include depression, aggression, and anxiety.
So what can we do to balance our emotions and keep a happy, healthy emotional state during stressful times? Massage therapy is the answer! Through massage, you are able to balance emotions and handle stress more effectively.
If you’ve been feeling emotionally stressed, the best form of massage would be a craniosacral massage. This massage consists of massaging the scalp, spinal column and sacral to release pent up tension stored in our head. Craniosacral massage will melt away the tensions in your head and restore your body’s emotional balance—however, other massage modalities will help to balance emotions and alleviate emotional stress like a traditional Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, or Ashiatsu.
Next time you feel stressed and on the brink of an emotional overload, the best thing to consider is massage. Allow your body to relax muscle tension, restore the regular flow of blood circulation, and create a steady emotional balance. To overcome emotional stress, trust in Rainwater Spa to alleviate your emotional baggage and more—try a massage modality today and see if massage therapy can alleviate emotional stress for you!