Part five of the Stress Relief With Massage Therapy, a mini blog series from Marie Wagner, LMT.
When you are overtaxed and running on empty, massage can help you recharge and restore your energy and creativity.
Massage relieves painful muscle tension that saps your energy. It softens your muscles and their connective tissue coverings (called fascia) and releases painful trigger points in both muscles and fascia.
Massage increases circulation and promotes restful sleep.
Massage supports you psychologically by giving you a measure of control. Just knowing there is something you can do to take care of yourself helps you feel less at the mercy of external events. You may even experience relief from emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, along with a renewed sense of optimism.