Creating but more importantly than that – sustaining a good work-life balance involves juggling many different things. What that looks like for each of us as individuals will undoubtedly be different but there are a few overall areas that I think we all need.
Minimizing work-related stress and maintaining our personal health and well-being is the overarching theme by creating routines that can slot into our self care regime.
However, one of the most simple and sustainable methods in achieving this highly sought-after goal is through massage and bodywork therapy. Let’s take a look at just one of the amazing ways massage therapy could help you that you might not have thought about before:
Massage Therapy & PRODUCTIVITY
Yes, I said it. Massage and bodywork therapy can actually increase your overall productivity at work and in your day to day life. How? By decreasing anxiety and increasing energy levels and brain function. Massage floods the body with feel good hormones which give you an extra ‘boost’ and ‘go’, it also helps you produce dopamine which creates more serotonin which helps you sleep…sleep well and bingo! You’re more productive the following day 😉
While receiving a massage, the body releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine hormones. These hormones can dramatically help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and leave people with a relaxing sense of well-being, which can be felt throughout their day.
It is also a well-known fact that massage aids blood circulation, which leads to more oxygen in the brain. With more blood and oxygen flowing, our brains begin to function clearly throughout the day, you can literally think better!