Happy April Fool's Day!
This month is National Stress Awareness month so I will be writing a series of posts around this important issue.
Stress can build up for a number of reasons and tends to be caused by a variety of circumstances such as:
Too much to do Lack of Time Financial Worries Workload
Job Uncertainty Family Troubles Relationship Breakdowns Bereavement
Moving Home Urban Life Conflict at work or home Isolation
Redundancy Retirement Going to University Planning a Wedding
Pregnancy Becoming a Parent World problems and so on…
Long term chronic stress manifests itself in many different ways and can have a negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.
Some of the common effects of long term stress include:
Headaches, Physical and Emotional Tension, Muscular Aches and Pains, Digestive upsets, Exhaustion, Hyperactivity, Anger and Irritability, Feeling Overwhelmed, Anxiety & Depression Over thinking Insomnia, Loss of Concentration Reduced ability to make decisions, Brain Fog and more.
In terms of the Holistic treatments I offer they are all deeply relaxing and soothing for the Mind, the Nervous system and your Emotions.
If you have physical aches and pains caused by tension and your energy levels are depleted, then Swedish massage is your best choice.
If you have tension, aches and pains and/or your nerves feel frazzled, then an Aromatherapy massage with essential oil blend to soothe your body and relax your nervous system would be more suitable.
If stress primarily affects your emotional state, then I would advise Reflexology, Reiki, Bach Flower Remedies or Crystal Healing. Reflexology is also useful for people with multiple health conditions as each system (e.g digestive) and organ (e.g liver) is stimulated during a treatment.
I also make customised organic aromatherapy massage oils. I can also order you a huge variety of organic skin care, body care and natural health products for stress relief from Neal's Yard, whom I work with as an independent consultant.
Ok that's all folks stay tuned for further posts on Stress relief this month.
Until next time
Note: If stress is causing you physical and/or mental health problems please visit your GP.