Stress – that daunting word. Almost everyone has experienced stress at some point in their lives. Stress from your job, family, friends, anything really, can build up inside and cause many internal changes. These may present themselves as changes in mental, emotional or any other type of physical states. Ask yourself this question: Have you ever had a tough task in front of you and suddenly you get a pain in your neck which then turns into a headache? That is stress at its finest moment! A massage therapist can help you with that. No, they can’t take that task off your hands but they can help “significantly lower your heart rate, cortisol levels and insulin levels — all of which explain why massage therapy and stress relief go hand-in-hand.” (Massage Envy) Not only will your massage therapist physically help rid you of that pain, but they also help you prevent it in the future. Massage therapist will give you tips on stretches, exercises and breathing techniques because it is their goal to help you! Stress is something you should never ignore – take care of your body and mind!