Health Care System Falls Short on Stress Management

As we know by now, therapeutic bodywork like massage therapy and Jin Shin Jyutsu does an excellent job at lowering stress, anxiety, tension, and pain, while increasing energy levels, quality of sleep, and overall well-being. But according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association (APA), we don’t do nearly enough to manage our stress: One-fifth of Americans report feeling extreme stress, and 35 percent of the adult population says its stress level has risen in the last year.

Findings from “Stress in America: Missing the Health Care Connection,” which was conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,020 U.S. adults in August of 2012, suggest people are not receiving what they need from their health care providers to manage stress and address lifestyle and behavior changes to improve their health.

69 percent of New Yorkers this year say that managing stress is extremely or very important, but the number who say they are doing an excellent or very good job at it is only 32 percent.

We can do better than that. Schedule your appointment now, and start managing your stress!

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