September 28, 2016 posted by Massage Heights
Being a college student is inherently stressful. Attending classes, working at a part-time job or internship, and putting in plenty of intense study time, today's students have a lot on their plates. The fact that many students find themselves dealing with a new situation and fresh challenges while missing the support of their family and friends back home only intensifies the pressure. Under these circumstances, it's no surprise that the American College Health Association reports that stress, anxiety, and sleep difficulties are major issues for college students. In fact, one out of every four college freshmen drops out because they cannot handle the stress.
Stress is more than unpleasant. It's a health hazard. Because stress negatively impacts the immune system, someone who is stressed is more likely to get sick. Individuals who are often stressed feel “wired," tense and anxious; many find concentrating difficult.
Students often make the mistake of trying to escape the pressures they're under by partying, drinking or experimenting with drugs. While these activities might offer a momentary break, they can ultimately leave students feeling even more stressed because students who indulge in these types of dangerous practices often fall behind in their schoolwork. Fortunately, there are healthier, more effective alternatives for dealing with stress.
Massage therapy offers a natural, healthy way for students to combat stress. Research indicates that massage therapy can help with:
Why spend your semester stressed out when Massage therapy can provide safe, effective stress relief? Call Massage Heights Atlanta today to book your appointment.