The average college students lifestyle can be very hectic and overwhelming. They must balance responsibilities at work, school, and within their own personal lives. With so much on their plate it can be difficult to put their health first. But it’s important for students to know their options and utilize healthy forms of stress relief.

Unfortunately, many tend to turn to what they feel is the easiest, but probably the most harmful stress relievers like excessive partying and drinking. What this age group can fail to realize is that there are easier, healthier, and safer options such as engaging in their favorite hobby, exercising, practicing meditation, or receiving massage therapy to cope with their stress.

Using harmful and momentary stress relievers such as excessive drinking and partying can have adverse effects. These forms can cause students to be further sleep deprived, feel unwell, and fall behind in school and perform poorly at work. Eventually furthering the stress they were so desperately trying to ease to begin with.

Some students tend to think that they are too young to receive a massage. It may be something distant that they associate with their parents or for people of older age. However, massage therapy offers many health benefits for everyone at any age.

Massage works the superficial and deeper layers of the muscle to help relax your body’s aches and pains. It promotes relaxation and naturally relieves stress, anxiety, and soothes the mind. It also promotes better sleep and provides a natural energy boot. Studies show that students that get a better nights sleep perform better on test and at work.

Due to the current pandemic, many students are now studying from home. More than ever, students are hunched over a computer all day and causing a strain to their posture and eyes. Students may also experience more tension headaches and body aches as a result.

Stress can be very difficult to over come. But with the proper knowledge and tools to cope, you can live a healthier lifestyle and be better equipped to manage your work load. Massages can be an easy, affordable, and safe tool for students looking for a way to relax and to take a break from thinking about their responsibilities.

Cloud 9 offers affordable massages for college students to reap the health benefits they really need. The 1 Hour Foot is a popular choice for students, as you can book with a friend. It includes 40 minutes on the feet and 20 minutes on the body for only $35. With the countless specials we run, it can be as low as $25 for an hour. Know a college student who could use a relaxation session? Share this article with them and take advantage of our new friends deal (when a returning client brings in a new client with them)!