Each new day seems to bring about new responsibilities leading to more stress. Have you ever thought, "I wish I had more time in the day." You may also be feeling fatigued caused you to fall behind on many projects and tasks. This "endless cycle" never seems to resolve itself which causes you to work harder and longer while burning out quicker. This build up process is a big factor which can cause anxiety and the production of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Cortisol and adrenaline are natural chemicals released during a body's fight or flight response. It can be extremely important during survival situations. Having this production happen daily is toxic and one of the reasons for many illnesses today. Massage has been shown to induce the parasympathetic response releasing natural chemicals such as oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. These "feel good" chemicals help your body to relax and reduce the amount of stress and anxiety you may experience. This is only one of the many reasons why massage is becoming more important than just a feel good experience. It can be extremely effective for a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to arthritis, lower back pain, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, circulatory problems and recovery from a sports injury. You can improve your lifestyle and quality of life by receiving regular massage sessions at Body Smirks.