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Anti Stress Massage

Going to bed late. Waking up early and facing chaotic traffic. Managing family responsibilities, facing financial problems, fighting professional pressure... Uff! There are plenty of reasons to feel tension and need to book an anti stress massage in Lisbon, isn't it?

So don't hesitate any longer! Regardless of the factors that make you nervous and that are often related to the hectic life in big cities, there is a miraculous solution to recover tranquility in 30 minutes!

We are, of course, talking about the massage against stress, against that ill-fated reaction of the body to situations that provoke discomfort, fear, and anxiety, and that put an end to good humor, contract the muscles, and even generate physical pain.  

It is not a disease, but stress if not combated with massage or other types of treatments, can lead to emotional imbalance and reduced physical stamina, leading to health problems.

So, it's best not to take any chances! If you feel stressed often, keep reading to understand the benefits of anti stress massages in Lisbon... and in any other region of the country and the world!


What is anti-stress massage?

Anti-stress massage is a type of massage that works the physical and psychological together to combat tension and stimulate well-being. 

This is a massage performed through the touch of the hands, which relaxes the muscles, mobilizes the joints, and regulates blood and lymph circulation. During the process, the hormone oxytocin is released, which helps combat stress.


What are anti-stress massages for?

Basically, anti-stress massages serve to relax body and mind! They are very popular with people who need to combat symptoms such as irritability, lack of concentration, fear, anxiety, muscle tension, and poor blood circulation. 

However, anti-stress massages also relieve localized pain, generate greater flexibility, improve posture and blood circulation. In essence, they bring a sense of comfort and general well-being, as they stop stress - which has a lot of impact on the immune system - and prevent health problems.

How did anti-stress massage come about?

The origin of massage against stress is lost in time. It is believed that it was already practiced in prehistoric times to cure some pains and provide well-being.

Later, whether in Ancient Greece or in the Rome of the Middle Ages, it was used for relaxation: records indicate that warriors resorted to massage when returning from battle to relieve tension and achieve physical and emotional well-being. 

Then, around 300 B.C., Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese, Japanese, Greeks, and Romans began using massage techniques to eliminate stress.

However, in Europe all massages were forbidden during the Middle Ages (due to physical contact, which was frowned upon by the Catholic Church), which eventually delayed the acceptance of this type of therapy. However, nowadays the anti stress massage in Lisbon and elsewhere in the country, is very sought after due to its effectiveness!


Anti-stress massage technique

Kneading, friction and sliding movements, light, smooth and rhythmic: this is the technique of anti-stress massage!

A massage that acts quickly and efficiently to eliminate stress symptoms, because this type of touch releases cortisol, a hormone that the body reduces considerably in stressful situations.

Likewise, during a stress massage session, dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure, is released, bringing a sense of relaxation and general well-being!


Main types of anti stress massage

There are several types of therapeutic massages to relax and combat stress, among them...


Relaxing massage

Relaxing massage is usually done on the whole body, from head to toe, in order to end the stress that causes muscle tension.



Reflexology or foot massage uses pressure movements on specific areas of the feet that correspond to organs in the human body, in order to treat dysfunctions and rebalance.



Shiatsu is an ancient oriental technique that works with pressure on certain points of the body to release accumulated stress, help relax, and increase the patient's energy.


Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a therapy within the group of holistic therapies, which uses volcanic basalt stones to massage the muscles and provide harmony between body and mind.


Massage with candles

The purpose of candle massage is to apply melted, still-hot wax to the patient's body to provide relaxation, eliminate stress and lead to a state of physical and emotional well-being.


Benefits of anti stress massage

End stress? Yes, but that is only one of the benefits! There are other reasons to try an anti stress massage in Lisbon:

  • Reduces anxiety;
  • Combats depression;
  • Relaxes and soothes;
  • Decreases tension and muscle pain;
  • Stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation;
  • Eliminates toxins and metabolic waste;
  • Promotes a sense of well-being;
  • Hydrates the skin;
  • Decreases premature aging;
  • Improves sleep;
  • Combats feelings of fatigue and physical exhaustion.


Contraindications of anti stress massage

You can't find any contraindications to anti stress massage? That is because really this treatment is indicated for almost everyone, except patients in rash states, with blisters, wounds, bruises, inflamed joints, fever, non-solidified fractures, severe osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems, and kidney failure.

When in doubt, before booking your first massage session in Lisbon, contact your doctor or therapist.

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