Hypertension or high blood pressure, affects one in three adults in the UK.
Many lifestyle factors contribute to hypertension, including cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of regular exercise, an unhealthy diet and being overweight. Usually, blood pressure tablets are used to try and bring the pressure down to an acceptable level. Stopping smoking, cutting down alcohol, regular exercise & losing weight can help, but there’s also another key factor in regulating blood pressure – Stress. Stress is one of the biggest killers in the UK, and an increasing number of people are now turning to massage as an immediate & effective stress reliever. A study looking at the effects of Ayurvedic Massage for people with hypertension, showed a significant decreases in both diastolic and
systolic blood pressure following the massage session. The people in this study, took 10 X 30-minute massage sessions over the course of five weeks. The subjects, all of who suffered from hypertension, experienced reduced blood pressure, reduced feelings of depression, less hostile behavior, and reduced levels of cortisol in their urine and salivary samples. Leading University Researcher Hernandez-Reif who undertook the study, concluded that massage for hypertension may be beoneficial to reduce diastolic blood pressure and lessen the symptoms associated with hypertension. Please Like & share