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MASSAGE CAN HELP REDUCE STRESS!!

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Holiday Season - Fun, Busy, StressfulGet a Massage to Help Reduce your Stress! The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.  Take a break for yourself by getting a massage so you can better enjoy this busy time. WebMD states that  "Constant stress actually becomes distress - a negative stress reaction." Distress can lead to: Headaches Upset stomach Chest pain Elevated blood pressure Sleeping problems The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)  states that massage therapy can be effective for stress relief, both physically and psychologically.  Studies show that massage: Decreases heart rate Decreases blood pressure - systolic and diastolic Relaxes your muscles Increases endorphins - your body's feel good chemical Massage also Benefits(if stress relief was not enough!): Reduces pain Increases energy levels Improves mental and physical performance