How to Deal With Stress: Massage!
Kick off your shoes. Sink into a specially designed chair that gives a deep massage. Feel yourself slowly relaxing, unkinking muscles, smoothing out snarled thoughts about the work day. Feel your heartbeat and pulse slow and then steady. The perfect stress relief!
So what is the big deal about stress? After all, stress can be good for you. It can keep you energetic, focused and alert. It can give a person the extra speed and coordination necessary to avoid an accident. It can prompt you to save your own life in an emergency, and the lives of others. Stress is really the instigator of high achievement, sharpening your concentration and driving you to meet the challenges of everyday life.
Stress is, by its very nature, though, a two-edged sword. It sticks you where you least expect it. When stress becomes chronic, the brain wires itself to conform to that mode. Soon, stress makes itself felt all the time, even when the body should be relaxing. It begins to disrupt every system in the body. It can suppress the immune system ("Why do I have a cold all the time?") raise blood pressure, contribute to heart attack and stroke, and actually cause you to age faster. As the brain is subjected to long-term stress, it causes a person to be very vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Are there simple ways to alleviate stress? Yes, there are. First of all, think about stress that is self-generated. Much of daily life can be uncertain. Is the desire to control every angle getting you down? Do you often speak negatively about situations, expecting the worst and then worrying about that? Are your expectations far from realistic? Could you be content, even happy, with a little less?
There are simple physical practices that relieve stress and have been used successfully for centuries. One of these is massage. However, a licensed massage therapist can be an ongoing expense, and the therapist cannot be available at times. A massage chair can be a boon, here. The chairs can be placed at home or at work to be instantly available. They are specially designed to give quality massages at individual levels. Finding the right massage chair for your body is very important. That’s why, in the long run, a used chair with no guarantees might not work so well.
Massage chairs can be a little pricey, and some people are put off by that. However, some homework might go a long way here. Research on line to see what products are available that would provide a service for you individually. There are so many different kinds! Some even have ‘zero gravity’, which gives a better vibration. For a first time buyer, finding the ‘just right’ chair will be a challenge, but well worth the effort. Customer service representatives are always available to help you find that perfect chair.
Expense doesn’t have to be such a big deal, either. There are real deals out there, especially on line. Yes, there are massage chairs getting into stores, but you probably won’t get the very best chair you could afford, there. Websites often offer the best prices and options on massage chairs.
By its very useful nature, a massage chair needs to be well-maintained, just like any health appliance. The chair should be kept very clean. Some are made of leather, which has its own particular cleaning instructions. Other chairs are made of different materials that need the care typical any device that is often used. Good maintenance will increase the life of you chair and provide you with many years of deep and healthful massages.
Imagine yourself being provided with a soothing, relaxing massage at any opportunity, right at your fingertips! Feel the tight tension of the workplace draining from your body, and being replaced by calm, focused ability to master your day. Picture yourself relaxing in a specially designed chair at home, lowering pulse and blood pressure and just feeling good. That’s something we’re all entitled to, and it’s really a very simple request. Let’s just say it can change your perspective for the better!