5 signs of stress (and how erotic massage can help)
1. Nervous System
When we encounter a stressful situation (a presentation at work, being stuck in traffic, etc.) our bodies jump into “fight or flight” mode. Our brains are flooded with adrenaline and cortisol. This causes our hearts to race, our appetites to disappear, and we become incredibly agitated.
While this response is helpful during times of crisis, over time it take a toll on our bodies. One way to reduce cortisol is to counter it with dopamine and oxytocin. The best way to release these happy chemicals in the brain? Touch. While our brains will respond to all touch, the very best way to calm your nervous system is prolonged skin-to-skin contact. This will soothe your mind and relieve stress.
2. Musculoskeletal System
The “fight or flight” mode doesn’t stop in the brain. Our muscles jump to attention, just in case. This constriction of muscles can cause tension headaches, migraines, soreness and more.
An erotic massage at Pure Pleasure is a full-body experience. We artfully ease your muscles and allow you to completely relax. Sensual touch encourages you to relax on a deeper level than regular massage. We believe massage should take place on a physical, mental and emotional level.
3. Respiratory system
The number one piece of advice people get when they are overwhelmed? “Take a deep breath.” This is because we can literally forget to breathe throughout the day when faced with high-stress situations. Even the most flexible yogi will tell you that sometimes they need a gentle reminder to breathe. Just as bad as holding your breath in times of stress is breathing too rapidly. Hyperventilation can cause the body to go into panic mode, which causes all sorts of metal and physical problems.
Give yourself a moment to breathe. Our beautiful spa is the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind. Enjoy the benefits of essential oils and take a moment to appreciate your body. Breath is the key to serenity – find it at Pure Pleasure.
4. Cardiovascular System
Stress comes in many forms. Moments of acute stress (narrowly avoiding a car accident, for example) can cause your heart to beat much faster than normal. When these episodes are repeated your heart works overtime to pump blood to your large muscles.
Give your heart a break. Studies show that regular massage can reduce our reaction to acute stress over time. By regularly treating your body to erotic massage, your heart will get a chance to heal and have a healthier reaction to stress.
And last but not least . . .
5. Reproductive System
Let’s face it, this is one of the most important systems in our bodies. It allows us to experience pleasure, share intimacy and promotes general health and wellness. Chronic stress, over time, can impact our reproductive systems. This causes a lowering of the libido, impotency, and more. In men, chronic stress can increase testosterone leading to irritability and anger.
Regular erotic massage has been proven to increase the libido and turn around the negative effects of chronic stress. If you have a partner, why not treat yourselves to a couples massage? Watching your partner experience pleasure can spice up any relationship and is a powerful boost for intimacy.
Stress can take its toll on your body in a number of ways. Erotic massage is the perfect solution for the physical, mental and emotional consequences of stress. Book your erotic massage today and feel the stress leave you.