1) That you've been stressed out
We know you’re uptight if you’re a bit too chatty or can’t focus on relaxing. Plus, your body’s response to the massage will be different. Not all massage therapists believe that toxins are released during massage, but those who do take sweating or bad breath as signs that it’s the first time you’ve let loose in a while.
2) That you work at a computer
You’ll have a forward roll of the shoulders from looking at that monitor all day, and your back will be strained from remaining still for hours. An easy fix: quick stretches at your desk. Tense your shoulders up around your ears, squeeze for five to ten seconds, then drop and let gravity pull down your shoulders. Or, rotate in your chair like you’re driving a car in reverse, and hold for a count of ten. Believe us, it will make a difference.
When faced with intense and prolonged physical and emotional stress, many of us will seek some form of help. However, one of the less explored remedies is massage which is a drug-free and highly effective alternative to mainstream therapies. Massage is a great way to reduce stress and combats many different conditions by harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.