Stress Test

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.

Anger
Angry outbursts
Anxiety
Back pain
Blaming others
Burnout
Chest pain
Clenched jaws
Confusion
Constipation
Crying spells
Decreased productivity
Depression
Diarrhea
Drug abuse
Excessive Drinking
Feeling insecure
Forgetfulness
Guilt
Headache
High blood pressure
Inability to concentrate
Increased smoking
Increased sweating
Irritability
Job dissatisfaction
Mood swings
Muscle aches
Overeating
Pounding heart
Relationship conflicts
Resentment
Restlessness
Sadness
Seeing only the negatives
Sex problems
Shortness of breath
Skin breakouts
Sleep problems
Social withdrawl
Stomach upset
Tiredness
Tooth grinding
Under eating
Weight gain or loss
Worrying
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