It has been our pleasure and honour to participate Nurse Week at St. Paul Hospital, specifically Aara, Jenny, Marco, Bonnie and the rest of the group who work there as volunteers.
Being a nurse is demanding, in fact, a study found that more than half of nurses suffer from moderate to extreme anxiety during their work. Currently there are numerous theories that validate Massage Therapy as effective in managing stress. Scientific explanations focus on how massage therapy can affect the 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 circulation, bringing the oxygen and nutrients back to the area of tension, and even releases stored toxins. Burrard Massage Therapy hopes well-deserving nurses will be back to treat themselves to a massage therapy for their own well-being. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!