May is Mental Health Awareness Month, with the purpose of raising awareness and educating the public about common mental health disorders, available treatments and resources, and the importance of seeking help when needed.
At Healing Hands, we encourage our clients to connect the mind and body. SELF CARE = MENTAL HEALTH CARE. That’s why we have different types of offerings to enhance the connection between the two, including massage therapy, mindfulness classes, live online yoga, Zumba, and Pilates, and more.
Here are some key points to keep in mind during Mental Health Awareness Month:
- Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it’s important to take care of both.
- Mental health disorders are common and can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status.
- There are many effective treatments available for mental health disorders, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
- Seeking help for mental health concerns is a sign of strength, not weakness.
- Stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health can prevent people from seeking help, so it’s important to be supportive and understanding towards those who are struggling.
- Mental Health Awareness Month is a great opportunity to start a conversation about mental health and raise awareness in your community.
The Benefits of Massage for Mental Health
Massage therapy has been found to have numerous benefits for mental health. Here are some key points to consider:
- Massage can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that regular massage therapy can lead to a decrease in cortisol levels, which is the hormone released by the body in response to stress.
- Massage can also improve sleep quality. Getting enough restful sleep is crucial for maintaining good mental health, and massage has been shown to improve sleep in individuals with insomnia, anxiety, and chronic pain.
- Massage can be a helpful addition to a self-care routine. Taking time for oneself and practicing self-care activities has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, and massage can be a relaxing and rejuvenating way to care for oneself.
- Finally, massage can be a way to connect with others and build social support. Some people find that receiving massage from a trusted therapist can be a form of social support, and can help them feel more connected to others.
Massage therapy can be a valuable tool for promoting mental health and well-being. We hope to see you soon for your massage at Healing Hands.