In today’s society, high levels of stress and heart rate are not uncommon. People experience stress from all walks of life, whether you are a stay-at-home mom trying to run a family, or a CEO of a large corporation struggling to make a deadline. Taking the time to relax and calm your nerves is more important than people actually realize. In fact according to the article, “Massage and Stress: Understanding the Research,” written by Cynthia Pilch, PhD, CMT, and Martha Brown Menard, PhD, CMT, not only is there a link between muscle tension and stress, but “a broad range of other conditions and illnesses are thought to stem from or be exacerbated by stress.” Stress can cause tissue repair, such as wound healing, to slow down and can cause high blood pressure.
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