Stress affects one in four of us
Chronic stress has been described as "public health enemy number one". It stimulates the release of cortisol, a hormone that drives the flight/fight mechanism. It's designed to stimulate immediate physical activity - but if it remains in the body long term it can be very damaging.
According to this article in Psychology Today it can
"interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease... (and) ...also increase risk for depression, mental illness, and lower life expectancy.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as:
- Tension headaches
- Digestive problems
- Aches, pains, and tense muscles
- Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
- Mood changes
- Frequent colds and infections
- Loss of sexual desire and/or ability?
They could be sign of chronic stress.
They are often ignored in the hope they will go away, but, left untreated, stress can be a major contributor to potentially severe health issues. There's another aspect to stress - although there is very little evidence to support the view that "stress causes cancer" Cancer Research UK point out that stress can encourage behaviours like smoking and drinking that do contribute to ill health.
Stress is something we are all familiar with and no one should have to struggle in silence. In the modern world, taking time for ourselves to focus on our wellbeing is essential.
Treat offer many therapeutic options to help manage and cope with both chronic and acute stress.
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Tui Na Massage
Don't hesitate to call reception if you want more advice or to arrange contact with a therapist to.
To make an appointment please call: 01603 514195