Mental Health… You’re Not Alone

Behind the stache

Terry Bradshaw was diagnosed with clinical depression in the 90’s.

Brandon Marshall was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder during his time as a running back with the Miami Dolphins.

Larry Sanders from the Milwaukee Bucks dealt with mental health issues.

Earl Campbell battled with panic attacks and anxiety disorders.

Michaels Phelps battled mental health and drug addiction.

male mental health is often ignored

Movember, its more than well groomed facial hair

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reported men are more than 3 times more likely to die by suicide than women in 2019. We have this stigma that men shouldn’t show their emotions or talk about their feelings. Instead, they are told to “Be a Man”, “Toughen up” or “Real men don’t cry”.


What a world it would be if men could talk about their feelings or anxieties the same way one would talk about a sprained ankle or broken bone.

An Unhealthy Duo

Cortisol (stress hormone) can lower testosterone which studies have found low levels of testosterone are correlated with stress, anxiety, and depression. Less stress, fewer signs of low testosterone. Just as stress and low testosterone symptoms are often similar, they may improve with lifestyle changes that help lower your overall stress.

Make time to Relax

Massage can be the bridge between mental and physical health. Massage is not only beneficial for sore achy muscles but also immune function and those pesky tension headaches. It is believed that massage can reduce stress 30% by lowering the levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body, which lowers blood pressure and heart rate while increasing serotonin and oxytocin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in stabilizing your mood and promoting sleep and happiness. Oxytocin has anti-anxiety effects and promotes feelings of relaxation, and elevated mood.

Knowing the extensive health benefits bodywork can provide, massage can be life-changing to your overall health. The highly trained Massage Therapists at Apex are available to help you with your wellness needs.

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