A Human Touch Solution to April’s
Stress Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992. During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
This stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. It’s what can help save your life in an emergency situation, such as quickly slamming on the brakes to avoid an accident. In less extreme conditions, stress can help you rise to the occasion and keep you alert and engaged during a presentation at work or sharpen your focus.
After a certain point, stress stops being helpful. Consistent high-stress triggers such as job insecurity, marital problems, or frustration with children, dog can not only wreak havoc with your mood but also have long-lasting negative effects on your health and quality of life.
A great acronym is ACT – Action Changes Things now assists to reduce stress in any area of your life.
How to cope with stress?
While all this talk about stress might admittedly be, a bit stressful, we have some good news. You can take back your peace of mind and reduce your stress levels simply by booking some time for a massage and release stress by the human touch of healing hands.
What Scientific and Medical Research Says About Touch
Research on the importance of touch began only about 40 years ago. In that time, studies have shown that the amount of human contact in our lives plays a vital role in mental and physical development as infants and in our happiness and energy as adults.
Touch has the ability to:
- Enhance feelings of wellness
- Help us relieve mental stress
- Foster peace of mind to improve our capacity for calmer thinking and creativity channels
- Improve awareness of mind-body connection to enhance our ability to monitor stress signals
- Reduce our anxiety levels
- Help us understand one another and show compassion
Massage can decrease heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels (one of the hormones released in response to stress). Massage has also been proven to reduce anxiety and help you sleep. There are many amazing benefits but you can definitely witness it after a massage as far as your mental, emotional and physical indications in your body.
Check below for the special of the month to support you on your quest to reduce stress with a quiet mind and stress free body.
Indian Head and Relaxing Massage Combo $100
An Indian Head Massage is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the face, head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms, which are important energy centers within the body. This type of massage is done over the clothing in a seated position.
1 Hour Relaxing Massage assists in destressing body after quieting your mind. Allow your body to follow your mind after an Indian Head Massage.
Peace is the result of retaining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer –
Stop a minute, right where you are …. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.
– Barbara Kingssolver –
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard –
Sometimes the most productive things you can do is relax. – Mark Black –
It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax. – Moises Arias –
‘The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.’ – Napoleon Bonaparte –
You have enough. You do enough. You are enough. Relax
Stress is the inability to decide what’s important.
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron –
“A good way to overcome stress is to help others out of theirs.:
– Dad J.P.Vaswani –
Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. – Eckhart Tolle –
Relaxation is a stepping stone to tranquility
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris –
Life is too short to stress yourself. Sometimes you need to stop worrying, planning and just relax, release and let go.
For fast acting relief try slowing down.
Touch the body, Heal the mind, Calm the spirit.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson –
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Find ways to unwind and switch off is just as important as working very hard. – Francesca Hayward –