THE LEVANT NEWS By Julee Wilson — Keep calm and get a massage!
If that isn’t already on a T-shirt, it should be. Relaxing is easier said than done, and taking the extra step to book a massage can add even more stress. However, let’s not forget all the glorious benefits of a good rub down — like helping you get a good night’s rest and quelling symptoms of depression.
We reached out to Rachelle Richardson, founder and CEO of Lespri Spa Services — which provides holistic massage, facials and other wellness treatments at your home or workplace — to give us five quick reasons why we should all book a massage ASAP.
- To reduce stress
Stress reduction can help lower high blood pressure. Lower stress levels can also lead to the ability to cope with difficult situations.
- To boost your immune system
Swedish massage techniques increases blood flow and push nutrient-rich blood toward the heart. It can increase blood proteins, which help protect the body from infection.
- To help ward off symptoms of depression
Massages help increase serotonin, the chemical responsible for maintaining mood balance. Its effect on lowering stress levels can promote a positive attitude.
- To reduce the effects of a long commute and/or hours of sitting at a desk
Driving or sitting at a desk for an extended amount of time can cause your back muscles to become weak. Massage can alleviate the pain associated with the aches and pain that result.
- To have a positive effect on job performance
Massages can increase mental alertness. They also lower your chance to develop stress related illnesses and decrease absenteeism.
*Julee Wilson is a Senior Fashion Editor at The Huffington Post.
Source: The Huffington Post