It’s another week, and you are ready to be at your most productive. However, even though you cannot clearly point out why, you feel a bit different. Did you know that chronic stress is also known as the silent killer? Little by little you build up your stress level throughout the day and without you realizing it you are filling up your stress bucket. The right kind of massage can help you relieve some of that stress and can help you reverse some of the negative side effects of chronic stress in your body.

Here are the top 5 signs you need a massage this week:

1. Everything seems to irritate you

One of the most common side effects of being chronically stressed out is the fact that even small things that would normally be perceived as insignificant tend to bother you.

2. You feel like you are carrying a backpack full of rocks

People experience stress-related tension in different parts of the body. The vast majority of people will tend to accumulate tension in the upper and middle back area.

3. You do not feel romantic (and it’s been a while)

When you are stressed out on a daily basis, it is hard to keep the flame going.

4. You are gaining weight!

Cortisol, the main stress hormone, makes you gain weight very fast. The higher the levels of chronic stress you experience, the more cortisol your body will produce and the more weight you will gain.

5. You have trouble sleeping

Chronic stress can significantly affect your sleep patterns. The higher levels of stress you are experiencing, the more difficult it will be to have a consistent good night’s sleep.

Having a regular massage session by an experienced professional can help you release tension and relax. Give yourself a few minutes of wellness this week and discover the many benefits of a relaxing massage at Spa La Posada.