Each one of us needs relax, de-stress, and unwind. The World Health reports a data where people deal with acute stress levels. A report by the Global Organization for Stress states, 75% of adults report moderate to a higher level of stress, 80% of workers feel pressure at the job, and 42% of them require immediate help.
Yes, it’s a very normal and human thing to get stressed. It’s how we react to the everyday pressures we experience in our lives. Although sometimes, it can also wear us down and affect both our physical and mental health.
Another report states that almost half of people stay awake in their beds due to stress, and three-quarters or more adults have experienced emotional and physical symptoms of stress. The report also showed that increased stress levels can lead to serious health issues too.
Good thing for us is there are lots of ways to de-stress! We can do this with a meditation, or by doing a soothing activity such as by going to a spa in Makati.
How stress affects our body
The stress hormones can do such things:
- Increased heart rate
- blood flow on the muscles speeds up
- slower digestion process
- tense muscles
There are more, but now we see that with that kind of pressure on your body, it’s easy to see why research says that 80% of illnesses are stress-related. Stress hormones provide our bodies an effective “fight or flight” response.
So, what are the best treatments or therapies to cope with stress?
Spa in Makati: the calming effect of the human touch
Many studies report that the human touch releases the hormone oxytocin, which fights the stress hormones. Oxytocin is a hormone that increases feelings of trust and permits bonding.
One that works wonders for a great stress-buster is massage. You can get this by visiting Breeze Oriental Spa in Makati.
There are limitless varieties of massage, from deep-tissue to Swedish massage, but they all aim to get you relaxed and de-stressed.
If you’re looking for a unique experience, you may opt for a full-body massage and decide how much pressure you’re looking for. If you’re looking for an excellent de-stressor, we recommend a hot-stone massage which uses the combination of touch and heat.
Stressed and tense muscles respond well to heat and even to fragrant scents. So, if you want to level it up, you may also ask your therapist to incorporate this. Don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations.
Steam rooms are also good for your mental health as they reduce your levels of adrenaline and increase endorphins or the “happy” hormones. Spend at least thirty minutes to warm up before the session so you can achieve extra relaxing benefits.
On the other hand, massage types such as shiatsu, acupuncture, and reflexology are rooted in ancient traditions. These take a holistic approach to healing which aims to treat the body, mind, and spirit.
Mix your session with aromatherapy to maximize your pampering session. Studies have also reported that scents of lavender and rosemary can relieve stress.
If you want to beat stress, then it’s high time to have a rejuvenating experience in a spa in Makati. Aside from that, you can also eat out at your favorite dining places with your family and friends, and much more.
It’s to de-stress now more than ever. Come visit us at Breeze Oriental Spa & Massage in Makati.