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We are conveniently located inside Circle of Life Massage & Wellness in Ephrata, PA. We provide massage therapy and ashiatsu services for clients in the following areas: Ephrata, Lititz, Akron, Lancaster, and other outlying towns.

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In my commitment to provide a unique and outstanding massage experience to all of my clients and out of consideration for other client's time, as well as my own, Knots in Knead Massage Therapy have adopted the following business policies.

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January 12, 2020

 

 

Let’s face it, life can be stressful. There are to-do lists, deadlines to meet, people to take care of…the list goes on

 and on. While some may handle the pressure just fine, many people struggle with the overwhelm daily, leading to sometimes crippling anxiety. It’s a serious issue and it’s important to know what you’re dealing with, possible solutions, and preventative actions you can take. Here’s some information to help you navigate the muddy waters of anxiety.  

 

Anxiety is felt as an overwhelming sense of apprehension, fear, and dread, often marked by physical signs, like tension, sweating, increased pulse rate, and difficulty breathing calmly. It will often build up and intensify over time, and can result in irritability, muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping. For some, it’s a consistent feeling of being anxious about things, and at times, that can escalate into anxiety or panic attacks; episodes of intense anxiety and panic that can cause heart palpitations and hyperventilation.  

 

While there’s numerous treatment and methods for managing daily anxiety as well as anxiety attacks, one you may not have considered is massage. It’s not going to eradicate all forms of anxiety, so you never feel anxious again, but it has been shown time and again in studies to have a major impact and greatly improve the symptoms of those who regularly experience anxiety. Getting regular massages can help to lower your heart rate, decrease blood pressure, improve concentration, release muscle tension, improve your quality of sleep, and regulate the release of certain ‘feel-good’ hormones to calm the body and mind. 

 

There are also several ways you can manage your anxiety on a daily basis.  

 

Be more active 

When you increase your heart rate and work your muscles, your body releases the same feel good hormone you receive when getting a massage, helping you to feel better emotionally and physically.  

 

Cut back on your caffeine intake 

Did you know that caffeine can increase anxiousness in those who st