There is nothing more relaxing than having a skilled massage therapist work out the tension from overly taunt neck and shoulder muscles. But how is massage an important component to mental health? Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and reduce circulation. Muscles become tense. This decreased circulation to our brain hinders our … [Read more...] about National Massage Therapy Awareness Week – October 25-31
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NQI reports that healthcare costs are increasing at twice the rate of inflation. In Canada, more than 50,000 strokes and 75,000 heart attacks occur every year. Eight percent of workers are taking medication to treat depression and other mental-health conditions and mental illness costs the Canadian economy over $50 billion each year. So what … [Read more...] about Healthy Workplace Month – October
Stress does play a role in the illness Depression. However, stress is not the cause of the illness, but stress can bring the symptoms about, or make the symptoms worse. Stress is our response to the many situations and experiences of our life like too much to do, or the death of a loved one. Our stress response uses a lot of energy and releases … [Read more...] about Causes and Screening For Depression – Can Stress Cause Someone To Experience Depression And How Can You Tell If It Is Depression?
These tough times have made the need for emotional support vital for maintaining the health of our communities. There are many who are suffering in silence and who are feeling that there is no where to turn. The guilt and the shame of not being able to effectively cope with day-to-day stressors leaves many feeling isolated, helpless and … [Read more...] about National Depression Screening Day – October 9