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Tense No More!

When we are feeling emotional stress or anxiety, our body responds in several ways – one of those responses is muscle tension. Stress triggers our body’s Fight or Flight response and releases stress hormones in our bloodstream. These stress hormones trigger both physical and psychological responses and is a perfect example of the mind-body connection. One of the ways our body responds to stress hormones is muscle contraction and tightening in order to increase our physical effectivity in dangerous situations. Although in current day the majority of our stress is psychological and emotional, our bodies still react in this manner. Muscle tension is not problematic when our stress response

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