Why is it important to receive relaxation services? 

The human body internalizes outside sources of stress, reacting to changes with physical, mental and emotional responses.  Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. 


Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges.  As a result, the person becomes overworked and stress-related tension builds.  Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress – a stress reaction.  The effects of distress on the body are well documented.  Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain and problem sleeping.  Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.



75% - 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. 


Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression and anxiety. 



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace.  Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.