Election Stress Getting To You? A massage may be just what you need.
Feeling tension due to the heated controversy surrounding this year's election cycle is completely understandable. People are arguing with family and friends and are being bombarded all day long with the latest scandalous development. Some of us are feeling intense concern about the outcome of the Presidential Election. A recent survey released by the American Psychological Association (APA), said that 52% of American adults reported the 2016 election as "a very somewhat significant source of stress." Both Democrats and Republicans reported election-induced stress at similar levels.
Take care of yourself. Serotonin and dopamine are released through massage and the result is a feeling of calm relaxation that makes chronic or habitual as well as acute or short-term stress much easier to overcome. In fact, stress relief is one of the first benefits that come to mind when thinking of massage therapy.