The World Health Organisation (WHO) has qualified burnout as an official medical diagnosis. Those experiencing burnout should seek medical assistance for counselling and advise on how to manage their symptoms. Feeling overwhelmed at work is classified a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”.
Among the conditions of burnout, WHO sets out, amongst others
* Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
* Increased mental distance from one’s job; or
* Feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
* Reduced professional efficacy.
Burnout is a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that can be caused by a prolonged period of constant, relenting stress and is diagnosed by a doctor. The medical expert will be able to assist in advising on the best treatment which will be different for each patient. Anti-burnout massage is a complementary treatment which aims at releasing you from exhaustion that has developed from accumulated tension, often in the professional sphere but it is also commonly experienced in the home and when relationships become strained or family roles change. It helps to counteract the effect of stress hormones and fills the body with feel good hormones, serotonin, which eliminates stress and produces a profound feeling of calmness and satisfaction. The anti-burnout massage relaxes the muscles and especially the nervous system, and gives you the feeling of being completely balanced, quite much like you may feel after a long holiday. If your job, family role or other circumstances have left you feeling like there is no end in sight, you should consider trying this massage.
Welcome to our Massage and Relax blog. We will aim at providing you with monthly topics of interest in relation to wellbeing and massage. We will also post articles and other information in relation to subjects requested by our clients. This month of May we start off with neck and shoulder care between massage appointments. Enjoy your reading !