Just Ten Minutes Of Massage Or Other Quick Relaxation Techniques Can Help Your Body Fight Stress Better

  Updated On:

Mental Health News: Psychologists at the University of Konstanz discovered that people had a higher level of physiological relaxation after only ten minutes of receiving a massage.

Stress is a normal response to an emotional or physical trigger. However, our bodies are equipped with a regenerative system to fight stress while experiencing a threat. A recent study pointed out that a ten-minute massage and physical relaxation can help to ease stress experienced by an individual. Even ten minutes of resting can boost relaxation. The Journal of Scientific Reports indicated that short-term treatments can greatly reduce stress on a psychological and physiological level by boosting the body’s parasympathetic nervous system.

Jens Pruessner, head of the Neuropsychology Lab and Professor at the Cluster of Excellence says “to get a better handle on the negative effects of stress, we need to understand its opposite – relaxation.” He believes that relaxation therapies show great promise in treating stress.

Developing a standardized method of using relaxation techniques can be used in prevention or rehabilitation programs for people suffering from stress-related diseases such as anxiety disorder or depression.

To Know More, You May Refer To:

University of Konstanz. (2020, September 18). Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 4, 2021 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200918104305.htm

AI Chatbot Avatar
⚠️ Liza is in training with WMHA and may not always provide the most accurate information.
8 Positive Things You Can Do for Your Parents’ Mental Well-being 5 Ways To Heal From Your Past Trauma How To Help A Friend With Mental Health Issues: Dos and Don’ts Rising PTSD Cases In Teens: Signs You Should Look For 8 Ways To Deal With Passive-Aggressive Coworkers 7 Rare Psychiatric Disorders That You Probably Don’t Know 7 Signs of Drug Abuse In Teenagers Is Borderline Personality Disorder The Worst Mental Illness? 8 Films That Portray Schizophrenia’s Devastating Reality 7 Ways to Cope With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Why Don’t People Take Mental Health Seriously? 7 Telltale Signs of Schizophrenia: World Schizophrenia Day