Living in Toronto stressing you out? Get Natural Stress Relief with a Relaxation Massage.
In a city as busy as Toronto, stress and all its symptoms can play a major role in the overall well being of our residents. Stress can cause a wide variety of symptoms and diseases such as irritability, insomnia, muscle tension, high blood pressure, heart disease and can even lead to cancer. Luckily for the fine residents of Toronto, there is an effective and 100% natural way to relieve stress and all its nasty signs and symptoms.
Torontonians have been surveyed to be the most stressed population in all of Canada, which means there are a lot of ticking time bombs walking around the downtown Toronto area. Unfortunately, most of these time bombs don’t even recognize that they are ticking. Most people go on with their lives ignoring the warning signs associated to stress and this can lead to suffering, illness and in some cases even death. It is important for everyone to be able to recognize when they are stressed and address the issue before it’s too late.
Most people associate stress with emotional issues and they think that if there is no emotional stress in their lives, they are fine. In reality stress on the body can come in many forms and emotional stress is only one of them. A person can also become physically stressed, another common problem in Toronto. With long work hours and hectic lifestyles, the body can become exhausted and overworked, leading to physical stress. The body can also be affected by chemical stress such as medication, improper diet, smoking and drinking. All these toxins in the body can lead to chemical stress, altering the normal functioning of our body and its systems. No matter which of the previous three types of stress is affecting the body, it will react in the same way. It will activate the stress response known as fight or flight response.
The fight or flight response is actually a good thing, in small doses. It allows our body to adapt to life challenges so that we can overcome them. For example: if you’re getting chased by a dog, it will give you the energy and adrenaline to run fast and long. Unfortunately in a city as busy and demanding as Toronto stress can be constant, causing the fight or flight response to get stuck on. This can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility and speed up the aging process. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Many health problems are caused or exacerbated by stress, including:
• Pain of any kind
• Heart disease
• Digestive problems
• Sleep problems
• Auto-immune diseases
• Skin conditions such as Eczema
Long term stress suppresses the immune system, leaving you susceptible to almost all diseases, even Cancer.
Having such serious and in some cases permanent effects, it is vital to recognize the sign and symptoms of stress as soon as possible and addressing them before it’s too late. Sign and symptoms of stress can include the following:
• Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms
• Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms
• Memory problems
• Inability to concentrate
• Poor judgment
• Seeing only the negative
• Anxious or racing thoughts
• Constant worrying
• Irritability or short temper
• Agitation: inability to relax
• Feeling overwhelmed
• Sense of loneliness and isolation
• Depression or general unhappiness
• Physical Symptoms Behavioral Symptoms
• Aches and pains
• Diarrhea or constipation
• Nausea, dizziness
• Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
• Loss of sex drive
• Frequent colds
• Eating more or less
• Sleeping too much or too little
• Isolating yourself from others
• Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
• Using alcohol, cigarettes or drugs to relax
• Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting)
By being aware of how you act and feel can make a huge difference in stopping the long term effects of stress before it’s too late. Once you recognize that you are suffering from chronic stress, it’s important to address it immediately. Luckily, there are many effective and 100% natural ways of treating and eliminating chronic stress; Massage Therapy being at the top of the list.
Relaxation Massage has been clinically proven to help reduce and eliminate chronic stress, and quickly reduce its symptoms. In Toronto, Relaxation Massages are performed by Registered Massage Therapists.
Registered Massage Therapists are highly educated health care professionals who are specifically trained not only in Relaxation Massage but also Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release and Pregnancy Massage. In order to have felt the full benefits of a Therapeutic Massage, it is vital to find a properly trained and certified RMT. Therefore, it is important to educate yourself on how to choose a Massage Therapist before you book your first appointment.
Relaxation Massage performed by a Registered Massage Therapist, helps shut off the fight or flight response, and allows the nervous system to reset itself. By breaking the chronic stress cycle, with Relaxation Massage, the harmful signs and symptoms gradually decrease and eventually can be eliminated completely.
Relaxation Massage has many other benefits including releasing tight muscles, eliminating headaches, helping with digestion, decreasing anxiety and even reducing blood pressure. In order to find out if Massage Therapy can help you read up on the benefits of massage.
With more and more research being done on the harmful effects of chronic stress, it is becoming clearer that the #1 thing we can do for our health is to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and find an effective way to relieve them; like a nice relaxing massage.
At MyoCare Registered Massage Therapy, located in the Annex, downtown Toronto, all our Massage Therapists have specialized in Relaxation Massage. Often our clients report significant relief in just one treatment. Also, at MyoCare RMT, we do not hesitate to refer to our in house Naturopath if we believe other natural remedies may improve your overall well being.
For more information or to book your Relaxation Massage appointment call 416 995 6601 or book online.