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Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Bring some stress relief home for the holidays

Those huge lines at the mall. Spending way too much time with your weird cousins. And the same holidays songs on the radio over and over and over and over again. For a time of year that talks an awful lot about peace and goodwill, the holidays are packed with stress.

More than causing you to bite your nails or hit the eggnog a little hard, stress is a serious thing. Both short- and long-term stress triggers changes in the body increasing the likelihood of getting sick, raising the risk of serious conditions like heart disease, and can make problems we already have worse. In fact, some experts believe stress-related tension accounts for 80-90 percent of disease.

The good news is you don’t have to boycott the holidays or hit the lottery to alleviate stress. Regular massage prompts the body to move from sympathetic activity to parasympathetic activity, enabling the mind to calm and slow down – similar to taking your foot off the gas in a car. This respite from intense thought and stress “restarts” the mind and restores a healthy mental state.

Frequent massage – as delivered by Human Touch massage products - also delivers several other stress-erasing benefits, including:

- Prompts the body to release endorphins, which ease tension and improve mood.
- Enables the mind and body to rest and enjoy deeper, more restorative sleep that contributes to overall wellbeing.
- Helps lower blood pressure and maintain the body’s natural wellness.
- Improves the mind’s ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately, enhancing capacity for calm thinking and creativity.

And you don’t have to spend a fortune to give or receive the gift of massage. Human Touch offers a wide range of massage products for everyone on your list, including you. So when you gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays this year, leave stress with the wreath – on the doorstep.