Stress is a natural reaction response to fear, it prepares the body for fight or flight by tensing the muscles and constricting the blood vessels. The stressful experiences we encounter today do not require fight or flee but leave the body in a physical, emotional and mental tension. Nowadays we live in a high-stress society where we hardly allow ourselves any free time and the demands of work and family proceed, stress can result in lowering the immune leaving us more susceptible to disease.
Common signs can be recurrent headaches, dizziness, rashes, colds, infection, panic attacks, palpitations anxiety, indigestion, neck and shoulder tension, insomnia, loss of appetite, compulsive eating, irritability and fatigue.
There are many ways to tackle stress but one of the most effective and more pleasant ways are any type of massage and reflexology.
Manual lymph drainage has been very successful in reducing stress with its gentle repetitive movements around the head, neck and facial area, it has an instant calming effect on the mind, indigestion eases, abdominal pain and deep breathing brings complete relaxation to tight stomach muscles. Manual lymph drainage can help reduce palpitations and anxiety.
Massage with essential oils relieves many physical symptoms, tensions, aching shoulders, neck and back pain. It encourages deeper breathing and relaxation within the mind.
Reflexology is not to be underestimated. The powerful treatment promotes total relaxation by applying gentle pressure through the feet it improves sleep, helps in reducing headaches, calms nerve endings and encourages your body to rest and relax until the stress has passed.
Sue Relph MAR., MLDuk, (DLT)
A Highly Experienced & Qualified Practictioner of MLD in Kent