Stress & The Body

Stress has been described as the most serious of health problems in modern day living. Stress is a normal part of being human and is a normal response to challenge or change. Most people are affected by stress at some point during their lives but it is our ability to cope with it that makes the difference. However, when we are faced with ever increasing levels of stress our coping mechanism begins to fail which can result in deterioration of our mental and physical health and wellbeing.

When we are overwhelmed by long term stress it can lead to all sorts of problems such as high blood pressure, digestive disorders, increased or decreased appetite, muscular aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, palpitations and breathlessness, lack of concentration, tiredness and mental fatigue, skin disorders, depression, lowered immune system which leads to susceptibility to illness, increased dependence on drugs, alcohol or smoking, and this list can go on and on and any one of these symptoms can be very difficult to live with and is the body’s way of asking for help.

So what can be done to manage or reduce our stress levels?

Slowing down and taking some well deserved time out can make all the difference to your health and wellbeing.

The relaxation effect brought on by receiving a complementary treatment can alleviate stress related symptoms, enabling you to cope with pressure in a more calm and positive way. A healthy diet and regular exercise, meditation and breathing exercises can all help to promote and restore balance and wellness to the body.

As with all holistic or complementary therapies there are some instances in which a treatment may not be suitable or be prevented due to certain medical conditions. Pregnant clients or clients with any condition that is aggravated by heat or have any form of heat sensitivity should avoid all forms of heat treatment. A full consultation is given to establish whether or not a treatment is suitable or in some cases GP approval may have to be obtained.However if you are unsure, please do not hesitate to ask. Your health and wellbeing is of my concern.

Good health and happiness starts with being kind and compassionate to your own body and mind and to be aware of how and when to look after yourself. By booking a treatment you are being kind and compassionate to yourself.

Make time for yourself – you deserve it!

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