"Stress is the trash of modern life - we all generate it, but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life" Terri Guillemts.
Stress is rampant in today's fast paced world. It's become the norm. And in some strange ways it's become a badge of honour, boasted by many a busy woman about how stressed they are, in way that somehow says stress = success. Women are taking on more and more responsibilities, taking up more time with doing, rushing, busying from one task to the next; we are forgetting how to unwind and relax, leading to a state of chronic stress
Continuous levels of sustained stress can take harmful physical and emotional tolls if it's not managed properly.
Not all stress is bad. When you feel especially energetic before an important meeting or hit the brakes in time to avoid a car accident, stress is doing it's job. The adrenaline boosting your heart rate and the cortisol boosting your blood sugar, while diverting energy away from your digestive system and immune responses are exactly what our ancestors needed to fight or flee attackers.
However, in our modern world today, where we are no longer up against bears and other dangerous wild life, there is often never any relief from stress, or time to release it. Many women I work with find that they actually don't stop or pause throughout the day until their head hits the pillow after 9pm at night. That is over 12 hours of going non stop.
The sustained fight or flight response can create problems or a negative stress reaction throughout the body. This can present itself as a myriad of symptoms including fertility issues, menstrual disturbances, weight gain, loss of weight, headaches, stomach upset, high blood pressure, muscular tension and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress can also bring on or worsen symptoms of diseases.
So how can I help you to manage your stress?
Virtually all symptoms of stress can benefit from Holistic Massage and Bodywork. Studies have shown that Therapeutic Massage can lower your heart rate, and blood pressure. relax your muscles and increase the production of endorphins, your body's natural 'feel good' chemical. Serotonin and dopamine are also released during Therapeutic Massage, the end result is a feeling of calm relaxation that makes chronic, habitual or short term stress much easier to overcome.
Stress relief is one of the many benefits that come to mind when thinking of Holistic Massage and Bodywork. It's also a key component for anyone trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Taking care of your body should be at the top of your priorities - you can't put from an empty cup. By adding Holistic Massage and Bodywork to your routine, you'll feel, look and simply be healthier far into the future.
In fact, stress relief alone can improve your vitality and state of mind. So what better way to prep for a long, happy, health filled life than with a relaxing, supportive and nurturing Holistic Massage and Bodywork Session with me.