Massage for stress and anxiety is easy to squeeze into your busy schedule. Many types of massage therapy can grant you relief from stress, but some rely on more specialised techniques than others. Wayne Massage has multiple stress relief massage therapy techniques available, but the right one for you will depend on your preferences.
Stress and Anxiety Symptoms
Symptoms of stress and anxiety vary from person to person and can be exacerbated by preexisting conditions. There are multiple sets of symptoms ranging from emotional and cognitive symptoms to physical symptoms. With a huge number of Australians nationwide reporting stress symptoms, it’s important to learn to recognise the symptoms in yourself.
In general, stress symptoms go beyond the typical feeling of having a bad day. You may consistently feel agitated or experience mood swings each day, and you may even have feelings of low self-esteem or depression. You may cry easily for reasons you don’t understand.
Physical symptoms include headaches, tooth grinding, tense muscles, or insomnia. Although these symptoms often start out mild, they may escalate to the point where they interfere with everyday life. Tense muscles can escalate to chest and back pain, especially if you sit in an office chair or do manual labour for most of the day.
Stress can even cause gastrointestinal discomfort, especially if the stress is due to sudden causes. This can start a vicious cycle of not eating enough due to lack of appetite and resulting low energy, which further exacerbates your stress and unhappiness. It’s important to break this cycle as soon as possible, even if you don’t fully understand all the root causes.
Even though many of these symptoms take place deep within your body, they can often be addressed with massage therapy. A professional massage therapist can discuss your stress concerns and symptoms with you to target the areas of your body that need the most help.
Basic Types of Massage
Relaxation massage is the basic type of massage people think of when they think of massage for stress and anxiety. This massage focuses on relieving tension throughout the body, especially the back and shoulders.
The benefits of massage therapy are well-documented, especially in older adults who are more likely to experience pain and fatigue, regardless of stress levels.
Foot reflexology is rooted in ancient Chinese medicine and targets specific areas of the feet to stimulate the body’s corresponding areas. Therapists trained in foot reflexology use pressure points to gently stimulate blood flow, improve your overall circulation, and relieve many stress symptoms. Many people enjoy foot massages even without specific targeting of pressure points, so it’s an excellent option for massage for stress and anxiety.
When severe stress builds up and affects your overall posture and muscle tension, deep tissue massage may be necessary. This intensive massage process hones in deep on your sore muscles and knots, loosening the parts, causing you pain and discomfort. This massage therapy may be especially necessary if you’ve put off seeing a doctor or massage therapist for stress and anxiety symptoms.
Finding the Right Massage Therapists
Since there are different types of massage therapy, it makes sense that some therapists are more experienced in some types of therapy than others. You need to find a therapist who can tackle your stress by honing in on specific parts of your body that are likely to help reduce your stress levels.
Quick shoulder rubs or foot rubs at a spa aren’t likely to lower your stress levels for more than a few minutes. You need a therapist who is well-trained and works as part of a larger team that can address your stress if your body’s needs are more complex than initially expected. Wayne Massage is proud to have a team of well-trained and professional massage therapists who listen to your concerns and range of symptoms and provide targeted therapy instead of just providing a generic massage.
Mobile Massage Options
Getting to a massage therapy clinic can take time out of your already busy day. Although Wayne Massage has three convenient branches, your hectic schedule may still mean that you need massage therapists to come to see you.
A 24-hour mobile massage helps you get the support you need when you need it most. You can rely on massage therapists who are part of Wayne Massage’s trusted team to come serve you. Since we serve the greater Sydney and NSW area, we can meet you in the comfort of your home for the ultimate relaxation experience.
Our mobile massage services aren’t just limited to basic relaxation massages. We can do deep tissue, foot reflexology, and other services to help you reset your stress levels and go about your day with calm and clarity.
Get a Massage for Your Stress and Anxiety
No matter what your stress and anxiety symptoms look like, count on Wayne Massage to keep you at your best. In addition to a massage for stress and anxiety, we have a range of other massage services, including sports, massage, dry needling, and Chinese cupping therapy. We can support you throughout all of life’s stresses and troubles at any age. Contact us today: