Everyone can be affected by stress because it does not discriminate based on race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Looking at stress from a physiology perspective, it is defined as a specific response by the body to a stimulus, as a fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism.
Stress can affect a person many different ways through physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension. Listed below are many different stress symptoms. Do you experience a few listed below? If you do, massage therapy may help reduce some of these common symptoms, since massage is a known antidote to reduce stress levels.
Place a check mark next to each symptom, and let’s see how you rate.
High blood pressure
Inability to concentrate
Seeing only the negatives
Shortness of breath
Weight gain or loss