The absolute upheaval of the last couple of years has led to huge stress loads and resulted in
burnout for a lot of us. We all know how to identify stress but burnout on the other hand can be
misinterpreted as extreme stress, situational depression or even tiredness. Identifying Burnout
onset is paramount to tackling it. Symptoms of burnout, stress, fatigue and depression can all
overlap but in cases of burnout you may experience feelings of self doubt and a sense of failure,
finding yourself increasingly cynical as your outlook becomes more and more negative.
Symptoms can also include feeling unmotivated, detached and alone. Similar to depression,
tiredness, decreased satisfaction and a lack of accomplishment go hand in hand with the onset
Although this is all treatable with a disciplined self care programme the best way to battle
burnout is of course, to prevent it. During times of burnout, stress and fatigue, focusing on
oneself and developing new wellness habits is one of the most effective ways to battle the
uncontrollable external pressures of our current world. Regular massage has physical and
mental benefits that cannot be understated as a part of your wellbeing journey and the team at
Cairnhill Physiotherapy Clinic understands this only too well.
A relaxation massage of hot oils infused with essential oils can be the full body immersion that
you need to rejuvenate both your physical and mental wellbeing. Not only do these sessions
offer a calming oasis in the midst of everyday demands, the benefits continue long after the
session is done. Building serotonin levels, heightening mood, increasing blood flow and relieved
muscle tension are all results of regular massage that lead to less stress, better sleep and the
mental support to face whatever new burdens may be thrown your way.
Despite its often luxurious nature, massage is not a luxury. Massage is a documented therapy
that will enrich your wellbeing journey and aid you in recovery. Don’t put personal care on the
back burner. Making the time to look inward and focusing on your wellness gives you the ability to
battle those pressures that have resulted in your burnout, stress and fatigue. That’s exactly
where massage comes in. It is a weapon in your armory against life’s worries, the perfect
addition to any self care routine and one that is hugely beneficial, because really, who has the
time to be burnt out?
Cairnhill Physiotherapy Clinic’s in-clinic massage therapist, Nicole Berry, is trained in remedial,
sports and relaxation massage and will, therefore, provide a treatment plan that caters to your
specific needs whether that be full body relaxation, the targeting of specific complaints in a
remedial session or a mix of the two in an individualised programme. Don’t let burnout, stress
and fatigue take over, book a massage appointment with Cairnhill Physiotherapy Clinic today.