Are you feeling restless and feeling a tad too tired every time? If so, then it might be a good idea to take some time off and relax. We all know that work pressure can be too much to handle these days considering the fact that rarely do we get adequate time for ourselves. Work is an essential part of our lives but no more than our health. If your health is unwell, how will you even work?

Harmful effects of not relaxing

• Sleep disorder / insomnia: Without much rest or relaxation, you will suffer from a sleeping disorder. If your mind is active at all times, you'll never get much sleep.

• No focus: Without much rest, you will not be able to focus on anything whether its professionals or personal life.

• Foul Mood: It's normal that when a person is unable to relax, they will always be in a foul mood and may get angry very soon.

• Depressed: Almost in all cases, when a person is deprived of rest, he or she tend to be much depressed.

One of the major problems that people, especially older one's suffer from is arthritis. This illness is hard to stop and even harder to cure. But it does not mean that you have to suffer it consequences every time. There are methods that you can use to counter arthritis. It's been scientifically proven that regular or frequent massages can relate the pain to a great extent.

So how do massages work against arthritis?

Our body produces stress hormones known as cortisol that in turn increases anxiety. Massages can help produce serotonin that in turn can improve your mood and relieve stress. Moreover, it can also diminish the level of neurotransmitter substance P and help you sleep better.

If you want to get the best results from arthritis, consult a physician first. It will be beneficial to you as these procedures require applying pressure to certain point or joints of your body. If you have a prior injury in that region, it might do more harm than good to you. Needless to say, every person is different and so are their ailments. You can not just conduct any kind of massage over yourself. You have to understand which type is better for you and which are not.

If you have the following health condition, you might have to take certain precautions:

• Damaged joints

• High blood pressure

• Osteoporosis

• Skin rash

• Inflammation