Massage helps alleviate stress, but it’s more than just the dim lights, calming music and healing touch helping the body to relax. Research suggests that frequent massage reduces cortisol, which is a major stress hormone, and high levels of cortisol have been linked to high blood pressure, suppressed immune system function and obesity. And you don’t need an hour-long massage to reduce cortisol levels or lower stress. Studies have found that even a brief 15-minute chair massage once a week can reduce stress systems.
It’s recommended that business leaders should schedule a massage on a weekly basis or every 10 days. Some clients, in extremely stressful positions, should schedule massages twice a week. We treat our business clients similarily to our athletes. Some days they may need a deep tissue massage because they had a stressful meeting and other times they need a Swedish massage or relaxation massage. Most executives workout and eat right because they know that exercise and good nutrition helps your mind, “On the same level, massage gets your mind working the right way because it helps to balance everything—workouts, job, family and life.” Book your in room massage with Massage Philadelphia today!