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Why can stress make you sick?

Stress and your body

 

Why can stress make you sick? Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations (sometimes real, sometimes only perceived). Stress can be good, when you only feel stress or anxiety for a short time, like for a test or a job interview. Through this feeling of stress you are more alert, it can temporary gives you an extra boost of energy, which increases your performance. But if it is chronic or you experience stress for a longer period, it can be harmful and you can even become sick. Why is this? Read more

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The Effect of Deep-Tissue Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

The effect of deep tissue massage

In the present study, we describe the effects of deep tissue massage on systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressure.
Materials and methods: The study involved 263 volunteers (12% males and 88% females), with an average age of 48.5. Overall muscle spasm/muscle strain was described as either moderate or severe for each patient.

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