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5 Key Ways Massage Helps Relieve Stress

Stress is something we all share.

Health, Work, Family, School, all can be major stressors.


Stress is fighting you for energy, motivation and success. Grab an hour to push back at stress. Marietta Massage wants to share with you some exciting information about how massage directly fights stress.

There are so many causes of stress. You can see clearly how the following stress symptoms can be relieved with one of our massages. Massage has been shown to reduce: 

  • Headaches

  • Muscle Tension

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety

Let’s dive a little deeper into stressors and exactly how massage can help in the next section. 




The Five Major Ways Massages Help Relieve Stress:

  1. 1: Massage Can Help Relax Your Muscles. Now? Long-term? Tell me more.

    When you’re stressed your muscles contract and become tense. If this continues long term? Your muscles may STAY sore! Not only that, but this tension could lead to headaches and chronic body pain. Marietta Massage therapists focus on your particular points of pain to lessen built-up tension in your body.

    2. Massage could help lower your cortisol levels. Who says? What does that do?

    Sciency? Check out the entire .gov report HERE that explains how a clinical trial found massage can lower your cortisol levels. The Faculty of Medicine in association with the University of Chile in Santiago tested this premise. Would massage lower cortisol more than just rest? Cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, can lead to adrenal fatigue when elevated. After just a few moments of relaxing massage the salivary cortisol level was lowered in study participants. In everyday English? Massage could lower your stress levels. It’s been shown to lower your heart rate. Relax at Marietta Massage. 

    3. Massage Can Help or Treat Injuries. How? Athletes know: 

    Marietta Massage offers sports massages. Whether you’re an armchair athlete that’s strained or a pro with injuries, our therapists customize treatments to your particular needs. Our techniques can help prevent future injuries by keeping our focus on your muscles.  And we’ll help address prior and current injuries. Athletes? Let’s talk. You need a specialized plan because you work your muscles more than our average client. We’re ready to help you feel your best.  

    4. Massages Are Associated With Increased Blood Flow. Why that’s good:

    Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a great article from a Doctor. Check out her quote: “Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin.” Ellen Marmur, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  Massages can lead to increased blood flow and circulation throughout the body. This can lead to improved function in your brain and other organs. Let’s get that blood pumping, shall we? Scheduled yet? 

    5. It’s Said Massages Can Remove Toxins. How does that help me? 

    Marietta Massage will advise you to drink a lot of water before and after your appointment. The massage process is thought by some to release toxins. And further, that when your body is properly hydrated the bloodstream will release those, and flush them out through the kidneys. While whether this actually true remains contested, it is believed that massage can help boost your immune system. A better immune system is better equipped to fight environmental toxins. Less toxins in the body should lead to greater overall health.  Have more questions about the benefits of getting a massage? Contact us for more info at the number below. Ready to go? Click to get on our schedule. See you here! 

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