Stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. According to a pulse survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly a third of Americans are experiencing anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no good for us to feel this wired all the time, and many of us feel the effects in both our minds and bodies.
Getting a massage is a great way to unwind and work out some built-up tension, but is it safe right now? Revamp Wellness understands how important it is to have a safe, low-risk environment where you can get the care you need. Here’s a look at some questions you might have about self-care during these tricky times:
Q1: What are the risks of unmanaged stress?
A1: Anxiety, when left unchecked, can cause a myriad of physical and emotional issues:
Stress can be dangerous to your health in many ways. For one thing, stress weakens your immune system. Stress also negatively affects mental health. Stress also takes a toll on physical health.
Q2: Are massages safe?
A2: Unfortunately, there’s no practical way to create a zero-risk massage environment, but proper precautions can lower the risk of catching or spreading COVID substantially. That said, high-risk individuals should consider alternative forms of self-care for the time being.
Revamp Wellness follows strict COVID-19 protocols. There is a scientific foundation for wearing masks. Get to know what factors put you or your loved ones at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.
Q3: What are some other ways I can lower my stress levels?
A3: There are a ton of effective ways to lower stress for people at any risk level:
Practicing mindfulness is a great way to manage stress. Addressing negative energy in your home can help you feel better. Exercising can be an important part of stress management. Consider picking up a stress-busting hobby to enjoy in your spare time.
Whether or not you decide to turn to Revamp Wellness for a massage or other restorative service right now, we hope you find some peace. It is an anxiety-inducing time for many right now, but you deserve to get relief. Keep these resources on hand and turn to them when you need to be guided toward a calmer, happier existence.