Work Related Stress – Managing with Massage

Most of us spend approximately 25% of our adult life working, and with stress in the work place being higher than ever, employers have a legal requirement to ensure they are putting measures in place to deal with work related stress.

Finding ways to relax both in the work place and in recreation time is an excellent way to manage work related stress.

What is Work Related Stress?
While everybody requires a minimum amount of stress in order to perform at optimal levels, when levels of stress continually escalate then it can become dangerous.
When faced with a stressful situation, the body prepares to ‘fight’ or ‘flight’. During this ‘stress response’, hormones, including adrenaline, are released in preparation to deal with the impending situation.
Once the perceived threat has passed then the body’s equilibrium is restored. However, for many people this is not the case.

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