5 Benefits of Stress Relief for a Healthy Lifestyle

happy-couple-051914Living a healthy lifestyle can be a lofty goal to achieve.  Using massage therapy to relieve stress may be the secret weapon that you need to help you achieve this goal.  Massages help you relax and they relieve the tension that has built up in your muscles.  Getting a massage once a month is part of a healthy lifestyle.

The side effects of stress on your body can be devastating and detrimental to your health.  Below are five amazing healthy benefits to relieving stress from your body and your life through massage therapy.

1.  Stronger Immune System

The immune system is constantly working to ward off disease and protect our bodies from getting sick.  When our bodies are stressed, our immune system becomes run down.  This means that you get sick more often.  As your stress diminishes, your immune system returns to its normal function.

2.  Better Oral Health

People tend to grind their teeth at night when they are stressed. Grinding your teeth could cause problems with your temporomandibular joints (jaw joints).  Stress can also diminish your gum health, creating problems for your teeth and your heart.

3.  Your Body is More Relaxed

Your muscles tense up when you are stressed.  This can lead to many other issues, such as pulled muscles, tension headaches, knots, pain, and more.

4.  Less Acne and Skin Problems

If you are prone to acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema, stress can make these existing skin conditions worse.

5.  Better Sleep

People tend to have a hard time falling asleep when they are stressed.  It may be difficult to turn off one’s overactive mind as we mentally go through the day’s events, or those to come, and our ever important to-do lists. Relieving stress will help alleviate this issue and help you fall asleep faster.

If you get a massage once a month, you will be well on your way to relieving the stress in your life and clearing up any of the above issues that you may suffer from, relating to stress. You will also find it much easier to live a healthy lifestyle.

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