April means tax season and for many that means STRESS. But the question is, can we even handle any more stress in our lives? Just last month the American Psychological Association (APA) reported in its annual “Stress in America” survey that Americans just broke the Psychologists’ stress record. The survey revealed a statistically significant increase in reported anxiety for the first time since the survey was launched in 2007.
The APA reports stress is caused by three primary factors—money, work, and the economy. In the report, they noted, “Those factors clearly play a role in the current national mood. Younger Americans are worried about college debt, older ones about retirement, and everyone, it seems, about the economic prospects of the next generation.”
What likely caused the ten-year spike in anxiety, they feel, was the presidential campaign and election. In fact, the APA added some election-related questions to its annual poll, conducted in August, and released the results in October. The ﬁndings: At 52 percent, more than half of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, were anxious about the vote.
Add to that stress, the first tax season of the new administration and it’s no wonder that Americans are stressing out now more than ever before. Thankfully, Hand & Stone is here to help. It’s well accepted in the medical community that triggering the body's relaxation response through massage counteracts the body’s stress response. Massage creates chemical changes that reduce pain and stress throughout the body. Massage decelerates heart rate, slows breathing rates and relaxes muscles.
So, to help de-stress the mind, body AND wallet, Hand & Stone is offering its annual “Relax the Tax” sale. This one day sale promotes our one-hour massage or facial at our absolute lowest price of the year! But don’t stop with just one – thanks to our Lifestyle Program you can enjoy a regular monthly massage or facial for a price as low as our introductory price – with no stressful long-term contracts to sign. Don’t add to your stress levels – forget those political and tax worries and help make America less stressful again at Hand & Stone!
*Introductory Offers valid for first visits. Not valid for gift cards. Services include 50 minute hands-on service and time allotted for dressing and consultation. Prices and services are subject to change and may vary by location. Offers may not be combined. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas are independently owned and operated franchise locations.