Massages, for many, are the ultimate form of relaxation.
Images linked to massage often include a spa-like atmosphere, tranquil music, exotic oils – they’re not usually associated with day-to-day routines, but are considered special indulgences. So you may not have considered massage as a regular form of therapy for stress.
Stress effects a significant number of Canadians. According to Statistics Canada, in 2010 about 27% of working adults described their lives on most days as ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely’ stressful. Stress can cause headaches, chest pain, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, anger and social withdrawal, amongst other things. If stress isn’t dealt with, it can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Massage therapy is an effective form of stress-relief. When you think about the effects of the human touch, it makes sense – if the untrained hands of a friend or partner can ease aches and pains and reduce anxiety, then imagine the effect a therapeutic massage by a registered massage therapist would have.
Massage warms up and works the muscle tissue, breaking up muscle tensions or knots (often caused by stress) and releasing tension. Massage has the ability to enable relaxation, renew energy and improve one’s overall well-being, both physically and mentally.
The Pomegranate Tree offers Swedish, hot-stone, pregnancy and hand and feet massages. Book a massage today by calling 905-901-2321 or book online.