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What are Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder.
When your anxiety is chronic, your body releases cortisol, a hormone designed to help the body handle a period of prolonged physical stress. This hormone is hard for the body to metabolize and consequently can lead to an immune system that becomes heavily suppressed, a damaged cardiovascular system, and a worn out endocrine system (the system responsible for handling stressful conditions).
The following are some of the common anxiety symptoms:
- Frequent headaches, jaw clenching, or teeth grinding
- Neck ache, back pain, or muscle spasms
- Frequent colds and infections
- Rashes, itching, hives or unexplained allergy attacks
- Chest pain, palpitations, or rapid pulse
- Excess anxiety, worry, guilt or nervousness
- Depression or frequent mood swings
- Insomnia or nightmares
- Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, confusion
- Significant weight gain or loss without diet change
- Nervous habits such as fidgeting
- Constant tiredness, weakness, or fatigue
Regular massage is the ideal remedy for Anxiety and Stress.
Massage can open the lines of communication throughout your body. For instance, your blood and lymph circulation is increased, which helps all parts of your body to receive essential nutrients, dispose of waste products, and defend against disease.
Anxiety may take its greatest toll on the nervous system. Massage can address the imbalances that stress causes in your body by stimulating the sensory receptors that interconnect and harmonize all areas of your body, bringing it back into proper balance. This brings about that sense of happiness, feeling of well-being and awareness of mind- body connection.