Unfortunately for them, these activities can actually increase their stress levels because they can cause students to fall farther behind in school. The recovery from these activities requires even more time and effort.
What these students may not realize is there are other options that are healthier and safer such as massage therapy.
Massages are a great, safe and affordable option if college students are looking to relax and take a break from their chaotic lives. The time spent in a massage session provides students with an hour or so of leisure in which they are forced to remove themselves from the stress of their everyday lives. During this time, they cannot think about or do anything else. It is a time set aside to throw out all of the strain from a test or project and to focus on oneself and one’s body.
Another factor affecting students is illnesses brought on by lack of sleep and anxiety. According a study done by Mark Rapaport, MD, participants who received massages not only experienced decreases in stress hormones but also an increase in white blood cells, which boost the immune system. This boost from massages may give students that extra edge they need to ace a test or complete a homework assignment.
What are some other Benefits of Massage?
So next time you are pulling your hair out from a difficult exam or even drama with friends, turn toward the benefits of a massage. To book an appointment, call 407-808-6612. More information can be found on angieblakemore.com.
Have a great week!