There is a huge number of us who are incredibly lucky to never experience a racing heartbeat, dull or throbbing headache, stiff neck and tight shoulders, hyperventilation, inconveniently sweaty palms and armpits, queasy stomach and nervous diarrhea. However, you maybe reading this and you have experienced one or more of these unpleasant physical sensations. And actually with all honesty, all of us at some point in life have experienced them. It is a problem if you feel them more regularly or even daily because all of them listed are common results of feeling stressed. Learn here how to reduce your stress levels.
Stress not only causes changes in the body but also to the emotions. When we have more than we can handle comfortably, our bodies respond as if we’re in danger by producing hormones that speed up the heart and breath to give us a burst of energy to deal with the stress. This is known as the “fight or flight” stress response.
Positive and negative side to stress
On the positive side, stress is a normal part of life and can help us work better or react quickly. It helps athletes perform at what sometimes appears to be at superhuman levels. On the negative side, if stress becomes chronic, it can wreak havoc on an Active Wellness lifestyle and cause serious health issues. According to WebMD:
- Chronic stress may affect the immune system, blood pressure, lung function and skin breakouts.
- Acute stress may induce feelings of dizziness, extreme anxiety, or even a panic attack.
Regular massage is so beneficial
Many studies have demonstrated that massage therapy is an effective way to help relieve stress. Proof is evidenced by reductions in levels of cortisol, adrenaline and nor-adrenaline after a massage session: One example recorded by Mayo Clinic researchers who published a study in the November 2012 edition of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice showed that a weekly 15–minute chair massage significantly reduced stress-related symptoms in nurses during work hours.
Be your own personal masseur
Having a massage done on a weekly basis can be costly or you simply don’t have the time. SO what if there was a way you could easily roll your own arms, legs, shoulders, neck and lower back? You can have something light and compact which you can carry with you just about anywhere—in your handbag, gym bag, backpack, etc. It’s as easy as bringing your mobile phone everywhere. Cool, isn’t? Reach out to find out more and see a demonstration.
De-stress your tired family members
There is another tool which allows you to perform a full body massage in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to be a practicing massage therapist with powerful fingers. It’s designed to roll smoothly down the spinal column, it’s specially engineered to create a continuous rolling action from the shoulders down to the lower back. My husband and I treat each other nearly every night. Well, he is more lucky than I am … Why? Because the rollout is so relaxing that many people have actually fallen asleep! Yeah, including my hubby.Best of all, you can teach anyone to use it on you! If this is something you want to receive, comment below, reach out to me, contact me to book a session.
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