How Can Massage Alleviate Anxiety?
Are you often filled with anxiety from business results, holidays or other sources?
Have you been working away at your PC and discovered you aren’t even breathing? Or maybe you catch yourself hunched over, being ‘pulled’ into your monitor:)
These are common signs of stress, but some folks have even greater symptoms of stress… Maybe panic attacks, with the feeling of their heart racing, temperature rising, or sudden headaches. There are many signs of major stress and they can vary greatly among people.
There are serious physical changes in your body that are typical when you are in the ‘fight or flight’ stage of the CNS (central nervous system), but your body is feeling this even doing daily activities. This should not be the case, it’s so hard on your body.
The beginning of health problems…
This spot I am describing is the beginning of health problems. This spot right here is where you can take care of yourself to stop any serious health issues from growing into the ‘real thing’.
Studies have shown that repeatedly putting yourself into a parasympathetic state, that is the resting state of our CNS, can relieve these panic attack symptoms. Massage, meditation, breathing exercises can all calm the body and get it back on track so that the CNS is ‘re-calibrated’ to the resting state as a norm, rather than the ‘fight or flight’ state as the norm.
Massage Can Help
I’ve witnessed so many people who have come to me in this wound up state, and after taking just a little time for themselves and getting massage sessions in, stretching, deep breathing, they are so amazed at what it actually feels like to be in this healthy state where the body and mind are at ease as the norm. It is truely remarkable.
It is my goal to assist anyone with these symptoms to get on track with a ‘recalibrated’ CNS, where the parasympathetic state, one of relaxation and calm, yet alert, is the norm. I’d like to see us all reach our optimal health & life goals.
Did you know Phil Jackson, the highly sought after coach of the Chicago Bulls, coached his star players (Michael Jordan, of course) using techniques for the players to always be ‘in the zone’. “The zone” includes being parasympathetic, so your bodily systems are functioning at optimal level (this included mind, cognitive & emotional, intuition, reflexes ) Just some food for thought. The bottom line is massage helps bring all of your systems back into balance, which brings those systems into better, more efficient functioning. The majority of my clients are stellar performers in their careers and their sports. They know that massage they get every 2-4 weeks is an important part of their success formula. They are also very happy & healthy.
Wishes for Excellent Health to you!
Susan L. Chasse, B.A., LMP