However, as our lives have changed drastically this year with a global Pandemic, an Alert Level 4 lock down (in NZ), and basically most the country shutting down apart from essential services, we have seen stress and changes like never before. And we were not quite ready for it.
As our Alert levels drop, people are transitioning back to their workplaces again, which is why I thought this article might be a good thing to bring to light again, about how massage can help with mental health.
Did you find a way to cope as your life changed? And what is this 'new normal' people are talking about?
We are not our of the woods yet. There are still so many things to sort out, to try and re-arrange our pieces back into some sort of normality.
Stress can have a huge impact on both aspects of our wellbeing, and the workplace is, for most people, the most stressful part of our lives (usually). Right now, the anxiety of transitioning back into workplaces are at an all time high as we leave our 'safe' places and change back into a different environment.
The link between physical and mental health is well-known. After all, it is impossible to have one without the other. Finding healthy coping strategies for dealing with stress can help us deal with both physical and mental issues. While most of us know that massage is fantastic for a broad range of physical problems, science also proves that regular massage has impressive effects on our mental health.
Scheduling a regular workplace massage into your workday is one way to help transform your mind and body help increase coping mechanisms. Here’s why...