The Gift of Massage Therapy

Did you know that the holiday season ranks as one the largest causes of stress in our lives?

Beneath all the jingle bells and mistletoe is unavoidable monetary and emotional strife that can push us over the edge if we don’t make time to take care of ourselves.

Above all else, balance is the key to a happy and healthy life. But from office tasks to problems at home, it can be hard to remain calm and keep your balance, especially during the overwhelming holiday season. If you’re feeling especially stressed out, anxious or depressed, many doctors will prescribe you extra daily doses of Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin – the hormone of love. But do you ever wonder why you have to take pills for naturally produced hormones?

As it turns out, the best way to naturally release stress and rebuild balance is through massage therapy. The art of touch, helps your body organically produce Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin, which in turn, enables your body to overcome the negative effects of stress, including sleep loss, ADHD, poor digestion and high blood pressure. Oh, and did we mention a one-hour massage is ten-times as enjoyable as a trip to the doctor’s office for a refilled prescription?

Between traveling and cooking, entertaining and shopping, the holidays are guaranteed to increase the stress level in your life. This year, make massage a priority for yourself and others.

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