Reducing Stress Naturally with Pressure Point Therapy
Have you ever felt overwhelmed, overworked, and unable to relax? You’re not alone. Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but chronic stress on your body can have serious consequences for your health. In fact, research has shown that stress is a major contributing factor to many unwanted health conditions that affect millions of people every day.
Unfortunately, Doctors can’t prescribe anything to truly handle the cause of your stress. All they can do is treat the symptoms with various drugs. Not only does this not work long-term (because the real problem is left untreated), but it also increases your risk of developing serious side-effects caused by the medications themselves.
Now, here’s some good news: you don’t have to worry about any of that because Pressure Point Therapy can target the specific nerves that are “carrying” your stress. Keep reading to learn why this therapeutic technique is such a popular and effective treatment for natural stress relief.
How Stress Affects Your Body
Chronic stress can do massive damage to your body. It can affect you whether your stress is mental, such as a high-pressure job with no time to relax, or physical, such as working your body too hard without letting it recover. When you have stress, it compresses the muscles in your body. You may recognize this if you say things like, “I carry all my stress in my shoulders.”
What’s actually happening is that the physical or mental stress in your life is compressing your muscles, which in turn compress your nerves and degrade your health. Without proper relief, stress can cause serious health issues like:
- Muscle tension and pain
- Muscle spasms
- Anxiety and depression
- Digestive problems
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Sleep disorders
These conditions can negatively impact your quality of life, which is why it’s so important to treat chronic stress right away.
What is Pressure Point Therapy?
Pressure Point Therapy is a therapeutic technique that handles the true cause of stress in your body: compressed nerves. A trained practitioner will target specific points along your nerve pathways with strong, steady pressure. The pressure applied helps to improve blood circulation, relax the muscles, and relieve the compression on your nerves. This natural treatment is a fast, effective way to relieve pain and improve your overall wellness.
How Does Pressure Point Therapy Relieve Stress?
If you’re one of the many people who “carry” stress in your neck, shoulders, or lower back, you’ll be relieved to know that Pressure Point Therapy is the solution to your problems. By targeting specific points in your body with the right amount of pressure, you decrease muscle tension, improve your blood flow, and decompress your nerves.
Think of it this way: have you ever had to wear something tight and uncomfortable all day, like dress shoes? They’re only shoes, but they can cause pain, make you feel grumpy, slow you down, and create all kinds of problems. If you’ve ever experienced that, I bet you went home, kicked them off and immediately felt relief because the pressure of those tight shoes was gone. Not only did the pain go away, but you were able to walk more easily and probably felt less grumpy, too.
Pressure Point Therapy is a simple, natural technique that relieves stress by getting rid of the compression on your nerves—just like kicking off a pair of tight, uncomfortable shoes.
Visit Mattingly Chiropractic for All-Natural Stress Relief
If you’re looking for a natural way to manage your daily stresses, Pressure Point Therapy is just what you need. When combined with routine chiropractic care, you can experience incredible relief from stress and improve your overall health. Call us at (314) 310-8359 to schedule your appointment today.