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“Recession Depression” calls for stress relief
"Recession Depression" calls for stress relief Regular Massage is becoming a necessity as stress and tension are impacted by the current economic downturn
Studies Reveal the Cost of Stress
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), stress is causing lost productivity, absenteeism, turnover and increased medical costs, with a combined cost estimated to be more than $300 billion per year.
When the APA completed its survey, Stress in America, it reported that the levels of stress felt by Americans can cause personal and relational problems and wreaks havoc on an individual's health.
The obvious health impacts include fatigue, lack of motivation and interest, feeling depressed, headaches and muscular tension. In fact, over half of Americans say stress has caused them to lose sleep in the past month.
A Solution to Stress
There is a solution! Americans can survive in these most stressful of times. How? "Regular, therapeutic massages", says Linda Dillon, founder of Orange Skye Body and Beauty Bar. "Most people think that massage is a luxury and feel guilty spending the money on what many perceive as a treat." Not so, says Dillon. "Massage has many important heath benefits. Regular massage will help maintain physical, mental and emotional well being regardless of the particular stress one might be facing.
There are many important health benefits of massage for both mental and physical well being. Massage reduces anxiety, calms the nervous system, promotes a sense of relaxation and emotional well-being, reduces tension, increases self esteem, increases deep sleep and boost alertness. For physical well being, massage improves blood circulation, relieves muscle cramps, aids in pain management, can slow heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and block the nervous system's pain receptors.
Benefits of Managing Stress
So if regular massage is a necessity, how do people afford it in these difficult times? "The first thing people need to do is put a regular massage on the top of their priority list. "Taking care of yourself should come first; before going out to dinner, to a movie or buying that new gadget", says Dillon. "Our spas offer our full one hour massages at a price that allows people to put their health and well being at the top of their priority list. Our clients experience a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage and", adds Dillon, "the emotional balance massage provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits".
About Orange Skye Body and Beauty Bar
Orange Skye Body and Beauty Bar is a full service day spa that has three locations in Colorado and eight locations nationally. "From the inception of our spa concept, it was always to provide services that the average working men and women could afford and be able to incorporate them into their wellness routine. We don't use the term pampering, because our philosophy is that what we do is not a luxury rather a necessity" states Dillon. And for Linda Dillon, it has become personal. "If I can help give people a little more sanity during this time of economic turmoil, I have the best job there is".
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Orange Skye Body and Beauty Bar is a full service day spa catering to the mid income male and female market. We have locations nationally and are expanding our franchises rapidly.