Is stress an issue for you ?

Stress - how massage can help

Stress makes life liveable. In fact, everyone feels under pressure from time to time, and it's what gets us out of bed in the morning, When you are in, or faced with, a stressful situation, the body prepares itself to either fight or fight. So in other words, pressure is what is happening to you, but stress is how your body reacts to those pressures.

It does this in several ways. By stimulating the body for action it releases adrenalin and other chemicals and hormones into the blood stream, which causes the heart to pump faster and breathing to increase. When you are in real, immediate physical danger, it is appropriate to feel afraid. Getting your body charged up with adrenaline may well help to keep you alive.

However, most of the time when we feel stressed, there is no immediate danger, but your muscles remain tense and ready for action - but continuing muscle tension can lead to aches and pains.

By helping to relax the muscles, by encouraging the process of circulation and the elimination of toxins, and by stimulating the production of natural chemicals, massage can ease pain and discomfort.


Stress - how Reflexology can help

Stress makes life liveable. In fact, everyone feels under pressure from time to time, and it's what gets us out of bed in the morning, When you are in, or faced with, a stressful situation, the body prepares itself to either fight or fight. So in other words, pressure is what is happening to you, but stress is how your body reacts to those pressures.

It does this in several ways, by stimulating the body for action it releases adrenalin and other chemicals and hormones into the blood stream. This causes the heart to pump faster and breathing to increase, which can be worrying and the stress increases.

When you are in real immediate physical danger, it is appropriate to feel afraid. Getting your body charged up with adrenaline may well help to keep you alive. However, most of the time when we feel stressed, there is no immediate danger but the body may remain tense and ready for action.

Reflexology can help ease this pattern in the body. It is a method which brings about relaxation, balance and healing through the stimulation of specific points on the feet. It is based on the concept that every part of the body is connected by energy pathways which end in reflex areas on the feet.

By working over these reflexes in a precise and systematic way, and by applying controlled pressure, reflexology stimulates the body to achieve it's own natural state of good health.