Jordan is a licensed massotherapist and certified reflexologist, in practice since 1992. She studied at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe and with Laura Norman & Associates in New York. Jordan incorporates energy and intuitive techniques in her work.
Jordan and her husband Dr. Michael Polsinelli work together at the Advanced Spinal Care Center.
by Jordan Brown, LMT
“My muscles and bones are cheering and smiling! You hit everything!” ~C.T.
An American Psychological Association survey released in February of 2014 revealed teens are reporting stress levels during the school year higher than levels reported by adults, and that even during the summer teens say their stress levels are higher than what they believe is healthy.
For both teens and adults, stress can negatively affect sleep, exercise, and eating.
Alarmingly, the effects of stress can also be physically harmful, especially for young people. Children are susceptible to developmental damage from stress. Hormones like cortisol, if chronically elevated can interfere with the body’s ability to defend itself from disease, for example, and stress disrupts both learning ability and recall. Chronic, unavoidable stress can literally lower a child’s IQ.
Luckily, the bad effects of stress are treatable and reversible. We know that exercise, good food, and sufficient sleep help lower stress. Ironically, though, these things can become much harder to employ when one’s stress level is high! The body needs a chance to be restored to a calm and positive place so that healing can begin.
A great way to reestablish harmony, both in emotionally and physically, is with massage. Studies indicate that hormones stabilize, inflammation decreases, and happiness, attention span, and alertness improve with a short series of massage.