“I’m tired and this is getting on my nerves!”  Sound familiar?

According to livestrong.com, “Mental exhaustion can be caused or aggravated by boredom, tedious or repetitive mental tasks, and emotional stressors such as work deadlines and relationship problems.”, and “is often associated with job burnout—or consistently stressful situations in the workplace.” 

Here is list of symptoms from www.psychologytoday.com

  1. Chronic fatigue
  2. Insomnia
  3. Forgetfulness/impaired concentrationand attention
  4. Physical symptoms (like heart palpitations, gastrointestinal issues, headaches)
  5. Increased illness
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Anxiety
  8. Depression
  9. Anger

How does massage help?

As with stress, massage had been proven to reduce elevated hormone levels associated with fatigue and exhaustion allowing the body’s chemicals and nervous system to rebalance. I spoke to this in detail in my last video, “Corporate Body Damage: Mental Health – Stress”. In addition, massage improves your quality of sleep.  It reduces the stress hormones in the body while increasing the endorphins or “feel good” chemicals.  The bottom line is this: Massage helps calm your body and mind allowing you to rest.  And rest is the simplest solution to exhaustion.