When we are experiencing mental or emotional tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances, we are stressed.
According to The American Institute of Stress, In 1936, Hans Selye coined the term "stress" that we use today. He conducted numerous experiments on laboratory animals that concluded and demonstrated "persistent stress could cause these animals to develop various diseases similarto those seen in humans, such as stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach ulcers, enlarged adrenals, and kidney disease."
What Does Stress Feel Like?
The physical effects of stress may often feel like prolonged headaches, neck pain, muscle fatigue, or joint stiffness.
Can Stress Cause Chronic Pain?
Somatic Psychologist, Susanne Babbel Ph.D., M. F. T. In her blog:
The Connections Between Emotional Stress, Trauma and Physical Pain,
says, "Chronic pain is defined as prolonged physical pain that lasts longer than the natural healing process allows. During a traumatic event the body goes into survival mode. If the body remains in survival mode, stress hormones (Cortisol) are constantly released. This constant release of stress hormone can reduce the body's immune system ability to heal and begin the manifestation of physical symptoms due to constant distress on the body."
How Can I Stop Chronic Pain from Stress Before It Starts?
Receiving frequent therapeutic massage sessions allows each client to develop a strong, client centered relationship with our staff. We are able to customize each experience and provide the quality of care that is unique to each client. Frequent therapeutic massage sessions can also help condition the body to relax (reduce prolonged Cortisol), which may help to keep pain (physical symptoms) reduced.
"This was a great experience! This was my first time getting a massage and my massage professional was very knowledgeable and helped me with some muscle soreness." Sean H, January 2017
What Services Are Offered?
Our stress & pain management services are noninvasive and nonsurgical with no medication side effects or dependency.