Depression: How Massage Can Help

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Depression is common in our society at the moment but is difficult to define since it affects people uniquely according to what has triggered it and how our minds processes thought. It varies from the mildest and barely detectable to the more severe and life-threatening.

We all feel sad occasionally and this is a normal emotion in response to unhappy experiences; like your favourite television series is finished, or you fail an exam or you lose someone close to you. But when this feeling lasts longer than would be reasonable in the circumstance or interferes with your life, then it may be a sign that someone is clinically depressed. Other negative feelings encountered may be agitation, tearfulness, despair, loneliness, impatient or helplessness. All of these we will feel at some point but if for too long then this is a warning that depression may be upon us.mum tired

Depression also has physical symptoms since our mind and body are linked. These include; feeling excessively tired, poor attention, loss of appetite, loss of libido, increased sensation of aches and pains and a lack in sense of well-being.

Sadly, there is no one quick fix treatment but there are ways to help, talking therapies can be a good place to start. Taking exercise is also advocated due to its ability to help rest the mind as well as produce feel good ‘endorphins’. Medication is used in some circumstances and massage can also be beneficial.

 

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Holistic Massage For You Now Have a Blog

You Massage SouthamptonHolistic Massage for You now have a blog! Expect loads of fresh new content about our company and treatments in this category and in the information category you will find a range of articles covering all areas of massage therapy.

This section of the blog is dedicated to the new exciting changes taking place within the business, and how they benefit our customers. We have a growing team of trained, qualified, dedicated massage therapists and with new team members come new skills. So quite regularly we are pleased to announce new massage treatments such as Sports Massage which was added to our treatment list a few months ago. Continue reading