Don't burn the candle at both ends - Reduce Christmas stress - Massage

Don’t burn the candle at both ends.

Osteopath Surrey Hills open during Christmas seasonThe Christmas season is upon us and it’s meant to be a time of joy and giving, sadly, for many of us it can also be a time of stress, anxiety and loneliness.

Recognising and changing the behaviours that contribute to your stress may assist you to not only get through, but find yourself really enjoying the Christmas period. We all know it’s important to stay healthy – eat well, exercise and get enough sleep. That in itself is hard at this time of year with the extra social gatherings, work Christmas parties and presents to buy, however, finding a way to manage your stress may be the golden ticket to assist you to get through Christmas.

On top of eating, exercising and sleeping right, we believe one additional way of managing Christmas stress is to schedule some time for yourself. Spend your time reading a book; following a mindfulness app; going for a walk; watching a movie or booking that massage you’ve been thinking about doing for months!

Stress and anxiety reduction is one of the most well-established effects of massage therapy, with growing evidence to support this from multiple studies.  Research has shown that it can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase the production of neurohormones, which include endorphins, your body’s natural “feel good” chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.  Through massage, the result is a feeling of calm relaxation that makes chronic or habitual as well as acute or short-term stress much easier to overcome.[1]

We offer massage five days a week with two qualified Remedial Massage Therapists.

Massage makes a great present for others and we offer massage vouchers, however, it might also be the best present you can give yourself this Christmas.

You can book online at www.springosteo.com.au or call 9830 7044.

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For further information, please contact:

Catherine O’Donnell
Business Manager and Media Contact
Spring Osteo Clinic
03 9830 7044
0402 897 889
[email protected] 

About Spring Osteo Clinic
Spring Osteo offers osteopathy, clinical pilates, studio pilates and remedial massage. We are located on Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria. We are available to treat your acute and chronic pain. We take a holistic approach to your treatment by reviewing your direct problem area as well as assessing your whole body and lifestyle.  www.springosteo.com.au

References

[1] http://www.amt.org.au/massage-and-you/benefits-of-massage.html