Most people today lived stressed out lives because of an inability to balance work, home and other areas of life. When you watch television or films they seem to do it with east, but in actuality, it seems near impossible and that something important will have to be neglected. The very thought of this creates stress in most of us. What always comes with stress is pain particularly from sore knotted muscles that get this way from being clenched to tight for too long.

Because of our tough daily lives, we need to have ways that we can get away from the stress and relax a bit. Without this option, we will begin to have health issues that can permanently rob us of our mobility, our health and our ability to be happy.

Some of the ways people use to reduce stress and help their muscles relax include meditation, listening to relaxing music, exercise, Yoga, and taking quiet walks in calm places. These efforts can certainly bear fruit. They serve to both loosen your muscles and to get you to think about things other than the ones causing you stress.

But often actual steps need to be taking requiring laying on of hands as a treatment for muscle knots and the resulting pain caused by stress. In these cases people generally turn to two options: chiropractic or massage therapy.


Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. It focuses on the relationship between structure and function of the body’s musculoskeletal system how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the spine, and other bones and muscles that have come out of alignment due to stress, an accident or physical malady. This misalignment usually causes pain and limited movement. By aligning the bones properly, the pain is eliminated and full mobility is restored. Chiropractors also advise on stress reduction techniques and good nutrition and sometimes offer additional medical techniques including acupuncture. Because of chiropractors effectiveness they are now regularly used in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices. Most importantly, they present a great option for relief of pain from stress.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is massage that in addition to having the benefits of relaxing and loosening the muscles, can also repair the body from issues relating to an accident or stress. Often stress can not only cause tightness, it can also lead to physical damage of the body. This is where therapeutic massage is a winning therapy. The most popular form of therapeutic massage and the one that forms the basis for most others is Swedish massage.

Swedish massage is one of the oldest and most widely used therapeutic massage types because of its effectiveness. Through a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements, it has a particular ability to energize the body by stimulating circulation. This increased blood flow loosens muscles, relieves any added pressure on bones, and can cause healing of any torn tissue. Sessions can last an hour and often after one massage the pain from stress is lessened or simply gone.

These two very effective methods can aid those who suffer from the effects of stress. The best way to deal with stress however is to avoid it. So think about making stress reduction changes to your life.