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How Massage Therapy Offers Optimal Stress Relief

By any number of measures, we live in stressful times, and numerous studies and surveys suggest that stress levels in the American population are at elevated levels due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine War, inflation, economic fears, and other factors, including general unease about the future. At the close of 2022, the American Institute of Stress declared that the “current stress level experienced by Americans is 20 points higher than the global average,” making Americans among the most stressed people in the world.

While influenced by external forces, stress builds from within and induces symptoms that negatively impact our health and further exacerbate our stress, sometimes to the point of making it chronic. Whether acute or chronic, Southwest Florida’s Tru Glō Medspa can help relieve your stress levels with invigorating massage therapy, which provides numerous therapeutic benefits that help ease the stress and its multiple symptoms.

Identifying the Symptoms of Stress

Stress, it should be noted, is part of our bodies’ natural fight or response to external stimuli. This response is meant to be short in duration, so when it’s sustained or becomes a chronic condition, it can negatively impact our physiology with a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Muscle stiffness and pain
  • Increased perspiration
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Acid reflux
  • Weight loss or gain

As a chronic condition, stress can affect blood pressure, increase the risk of type two diabetes, and lower the body’s immune system response. Chronic stress is also linked to heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, eczema, fibromyalgia, and subdued libido.

How Massage Therapy Eases Stress Symptoms

Because it’s impossible to conduct double-blind studies and difficult to quantify physical and psychological benefits, researchers have trouble directly proving massage therapy’s therapeutic benefits. However, some research and plenty of anecdotal evidence supports massage as an effective reliever of stress symptoms. Based on limited studies and anecdotal evidence, researchers believe that massage therapy positively changes the brain’s EEG activity, decreases cortisol levels, and boosts mood-stabilizing serotonin levels. Massage also eases muscle tension and helps activate the body’s autonomous parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for bodily functions that you don’t think about to control. While research is limited, some studies suggest that massage’s effect on the parasympathetic nervous system may help reduce high blood pressure.

Stress-Busting Benefits of Massage Therapy

Anyone who has undergone massage therapy will undoubtedly tell you that it helped ease their muscle tension and pain, and many will add that it helped alleviate stress, especially when they’ve scheduled regular weekly massage sessions. Doctors often recommend massage therapy to patients with sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, joint replacement surgery, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular disorders, and other conditions.

While stress and its symptoms represent a “which came first, the chicken or the egg” scenario, massage therapy can effectively address both. It directly reduces stress by inducing a deep sense of relaxation and stimulates the receptors, nerves, and hormones that regulate our mood. And any of the stress-related symptoms it successfully relieves will further help reduce one’s overall stress. In short, massage therapy is one of the most effective non-pharmaceutical stress busters available.

Massage Therapy at Naples-Based Tru Glō Medspa

Tru Glō Medspa’s licensed massage therapists offer a variety of massage services designed to relieve stress and provide distinct therapeutic benefits in treating specific conditions. Your first Tru Glō Medspa massage therapy session will begin with a detailed consultation to review your overall health and identify which type(s) of massage will provide the most benefits in treating any physical and mental conditions affecting you. To schedule your massage therapy session, contact our Naples, Florida-based medical spa through our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

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Amazing Experience!

I love TruGlo Med Spa! Always an amazing experience! Highly recommend to all my friends!

Jane L

The Best Ever!

I had the best experience ever at a MedSpa! From Lauren the spa coordinator to Veronica who did the best hydra facial I have ever had! She is outstanding! Beautiful experience and can’t thank you enough!

Dale C

Absolutely Amazing!

I’m very pleased and satisfied with Dalna! She is absolutely amazing and sweet. She goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds your expectations. I highly recommend you to trust your skin improvements with her.
Yari B

Always Polite & Friendly!

Love this place! Caring and knowledgeable staff… always polite and friendly. Iryna did my permanent eyebrow makeup. The shape is wonderful, she is a perfectionist. GO THERE, YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Irene C

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and great massage and facials, I recommend everyone to try them:)

Doris W

Amazing & Friendly

I’ve been going to Maddy for a couple years now, she has done my facials and my laser hair removal. She amazing, friendly and knows her skin care!

Kimberly M

Incredible Job

First time ever receiving a hydro facial. Dalna did an incredible job, she was very professional and the hydro facial was an incredible experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice greeting at the front. Thorough explanation by Dalna regarding the service and she did amazing all the way around. Very friendly, had a calming sense about her and my face was glowing when I left. My son said my face felt like butter…..haha. Great job Dalna and thanks for the TruGlo experience! I will be back monthly and will most certainly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Spencer G

Fantastic Results

Fantastic results from my BBL with Stacy. She’s a joy to chat with during the treatment. She explains everything and I feel like I have a plan now.
Kari W

Knowledgeable and Passionate

I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

Jessica E


We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

Giardino T

Quality Services

The best Med Spa in the tristate area. The best service and the best quality services. I can’t say enough good things about Tru Glow.

Ariel F

Highly Recommend

I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

Garth C

Truly Magical

Every time I visit Tru Glo Med Spa it is a fantastic experience. Everyone goes beyond to make your time spent there truly magical and the treatments have you leaving with your glow on.

Lukie L

Incredible Results

Excellent all around. Had incredible results with Bbl treatments! THANK YOU STACEY 😉 Tru Glo for me is tops in professionalism, expertise and friendly helpful staff.

Linda S


Very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning here!

Carolyn G

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend TruGlo MedSpa for all laser aesthetics. Stacy Blake, over 30yrs of experience and beautiful herself, transformed my face with just one HALO treatment($1600) as seen in my before and after pictures below. Dr Gardner(best plastic surgeon in all of South Florida) owns TruGlo MedSpa.

I had consultations with all of the top doctors in South Florida; Naples, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. I decided to go with Dr Gardner & TruGlo MedSpa. Afterwards I went back to the same top plastic surgeons who complimented Gardner’s work.

Summer H

Definitely 5 star!

Tru Glo Medspa is top notch. The office is beautiful with calm aura. Gretchen is always so helpful and knowledgeable. Stacey Blake, who has performed multiple treatments on my face from filler, Botox, Dysport, BBL and laser peels, is just amazing. She is so gentle handed and always making sure you are okay during procedures. She has even went the extra mile to assist me addressing a skin issue which I didn’t even mentioned because I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. With her help I have cleared up an issue which was really affecting my daily life and I am so thankful for her help. After having had Tru Glo’s amazing staff I would never even consider going anywhere else ever for my cosmetic needs. Definitely 5 star!

Erica M

Love Everything About this Place

I just love everything about this place! It is a little pricey but it’s really worth it if you want to see real results. Maddie knows my skin better than I do and knows every procedure & product inside and out. I’d highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to take their beauty regimen to the next level.

Tanya K

Love Everyone Here

Love everyone here! Try the new “O2 Glo Lifting Facial”. It literally makes your face GLOW!
Also tried the Nano Laser procedure….OMG! Literally no downtime, and pores get smaller! I can’t tell you how many comments I have had and how great my face and neck look! These folks are some of the best!

Laura U

You Get Resuts

You could not be disappointed. Stacey takes the time to talk through alternative treatments, she’s very easy to work with, AND you get RESULTS!

Robin B