Whether it’s chaotic traveling plans or the dread of seeing your mother in law, something about the holidays causes stress for everyone. Holiday stress can negatively impact your health and well-being in more ways than you know, which is why it’s important to know how to manage it.
Research shows that massage therapy can help reduce stress and improve your overall health during the holidays, and year round as well. There are a few ways for coping with holiday stress that anyone can accomplish.
First is sticking with your daily routine. Steering away from your normal routine can add to your stress, so can over-indulging on too much holiday sweets. Try not to overextend yourself, it’s Ok to say ‘no’ sometimes. Doing more than you have energy for is another way to add to your holiday stress level.
Lastly take time to treat yourself and relax. According to research, massage therapy can be effective for stress relief and reducing back pain, as well decreasing blood pressure and heart rate.
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