Relaxation and Massage: Finding The Key To Success
The key to succeeding with a fast-paced lifestyle is to know what your values and goals are and work towards them.
Unfortunately, one of the essential areas that we neglect is time for ourself. If we do not take care of our physical and mental needs, we will not be in a position to achieve our other life’s goals.
If we do not make our health a priority, by utilizing relaxation techniques, we are not in a position to achieve our current goals, look after those who are depending on us, or live the life we see for ourselves in our future.
One of the quotes that I love to use is:
Self-Care: Relaxation and Massage
So where can you start? Many of us have workplace coverage for massage therapy. In our Harness Your Energy – Bust Your Stress workshop, I often get asked how can massage be an important component to maintaining mental health?
We know that relaxation and massage feels good – physically. Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and this reduced circulation causes the muscles to become tense and sore. This decreased circulation to our brain also hinders our ability to focus, problem-solve and be productive.
Relaxation and Massage Benefits
Massage can increase circulation by manually applying pressure and movement, it stimulates nerve receptors causing the blood vessels to dilate, it increase oxygen capacity, loosens muscles, and increases the body’s secretions. Not only do we become more focused and productive after a great massage, but during the massage it takes you out of the hectic pace and forces you to be still. Your mind is allowed to relax so that it can gear up when needed.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Relaxation Day:
Go out and treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!
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