Today in Australia many people are suffering from mental illness. The research suggests that 20% of all Australians, or 4.8 million people, are directly affected by mental illness or symptoms in line with mental illness.
Psychology Professor, Jordan Peterson says that people rarely come to him with mental illness, instead;
“People come to you because their lives are so damn complicated they cannot stay on top of them in any way that doesn’t make them look like they’re just going to get more complicated.”
He believes that this creates symptoms which mimic the state of mind similar to that of mental illness and plenty of research show that a simple daily routine is a key to keeping your mental and physical health in top shape.
So, where to begin? Replace the chaos with order, replace the unnecessary with the necessary and throw out anything that you feel adds to the disorder in your life and more importantly, your mind. This can be achieved through active sports. In particular with younger people where evidence shows a reduction 14% in anxiety and a reduction in depression of 9% for those who are actively involved in a sport. Here consistency too is crucial, and this is where massage can help.
Not only will massage reduce the stress hormone cortisol, regular remedial massage will reduce sports-related fatigue significantly and with that will decrease the possibility of your taking time away from that sport.
Written By, Phil Gow (Senior Remedial Therapist & Newmarket Practice Manager)
We are not experts in this area and are only hoping to raise awareness. If you or anyone you know is feeling down, stressed or just generally needs someone to talk to, please head to https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/what-is-mental-health. Another great APP to assist in feeling overwhelmed or stressed is Headspace, its FREE and suited for all, a guided meditation app that truly helps you unplug! Head to the link for more info - https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app