It was our pleasure and honor to participate in Nurse Week at St. Paul’s Hospital!
Being a nurse is demanding, in fact, a study found that more than half of practicing nurses suffer from moderate to extreme anxiety during their work.
Currently there are numerous theories that validate massage therapy as an effective method in managing stress. Scientific explanations focus on how massage therapy can effect neurochemicals and reactions in the SNS (sympathetic nervous system) and the PNS (peripheral nervous system) related to various stress disorders. A simple explanation is that stress increases muscle tension, and when a muscle is tensed, circulation is reduced, blocking the absorption of oxygen and nutrients.
Massage Therapy decreases tension, loosens up the muscles, increases the circulation, bringing the oxygen and nutrients back to the area of tension, and even releases stored toxins. Burrard Health Centre Massage Therapy hopes well-deserving nurses will be back to treat themselves to a massage therapy for their own well-being.