Halloween is just around the corner. Everywhere in East Stroudsburg, we can see signs of the holiday shopping season creeping into stores and offices.

If, like us, you’re a holiday purist, you probably find this holiday ramp up more than a little annoying, but for some, it’s far more than an annoyance.

According to the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America survey, 22 percent of Americans report an extreme level of stress during the holiday season. It may be putting up outdoor lights, struggling to fit the Christmas tree in the back of the car, or simply the knowledge that your relatives will be in town for over a week that sends your stress levels skyrocketing.

Stress Is Your Body’s Way Of Asking For Help

Your body interprets stress as a threat. When stressed, your body experiences many of the same chemical and psychological changes that occur when you’re injured or in danger. That explains why learning that you need to back 10 dozen cookies for your kid’s holiday bake sale almost reduced you to tears!

Massage Therapy Can Reduce Your Stress Levels!

In order to avoid the negative effects of holiday stress, it’s important that make extra time for self-care. This means doing something that calms you and brings you joy. For some people this is watching a movie or sipping hot chocolate, and for others it means coming into Marshalls Creek for some massage therapy!

Massage therapy has been proven to reduce stress levels in the body, helping us to feel more centered and relaxed all day long. Schedule your appointment today!