Everyone likes to relax at the end of a long day at work — but many don’t know that relaxation has real health benefits, both physical and mental. The physical benefits of relaxation aren’t as widely known as the mental ones, but they are just as important. Another way to look at this would be to evaluate the risks of stress on your physical health. The following are just a few examples of what you’re risking when you’re maintaining high levels of stress on a regular basis:
- Muscle cramps and pain
- Weakened immune system, and more frequent colds
- Acne and eczema
- Weight gain
- Increased chance of stroke
- High blood pressure and heart attacks
- Stress seizures
By promoting relaxation, you’re in turn decreasing your chances of all the problems shown above.The mental health benefits of relaxation, on the other hand, are among the more widely known. These include mental clarity, improved memory, decreased chances of anxiety and depression, and overall improved cognitive performance. All these things go toward making you a happier person and helping you to make better decisions at work and home. If you would like to lower your stress levels, one of your best options is regular massage therapy from a professional like the ones at Blue Water Bodywork. We can tailor your massage to meet your individual needs and answer any questions you may have during the process. For more information, give us a call today.
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