Stress and Aromatherapy/Massage
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A great many illnesses are a result of the stresses and strains of daily life. Touch therapies such as Reflexology and Massage have been used for centuries to help soothe tension and relax the mind and body. Massage or stroking triggers the release of endorphins, the body's own painkillers which also induce a feeling of comfort and well-being. When people feel pleasure they focus on the present moment rather than staying involved with their worries and preoccupations which is why aromatherapy can work so well in helping to bring stress levels under control. Aromatherapists who may have the necessary experience you require are located in City Of London, Rawtenstall and Beckenham.
A stressor is the body's fight or flight response to an emergency. It was needed in primitive times for survival against danger and was designed for short bursts of activity. The strain of being in a constant state of alert, without the release that physical activity brings, leads to problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. The word stress comes from the Latin word 'stringere', which means 'to draw tight'. Constant stress causes the muscles to become tight resulting in pain. Aromatherapists who may be able to work with you to address anxiety and stress issues are based in East London, Ascot and Isle Of Wight.
During short burst of stress, the number and activity of the white blood cells are increased in order to fight off invading bacteria, but in the long term the activity of these cells actually decreases leaving the body's defense system vulnerable to infection. This is why continued stress can be so dangerous to our health. Eventually the body will become exhausted. Aromatherapists who may understand and be sympathetic of stress are available in Hauschka Chester, Chiswick and Korean Hand London.
Relaxation has the opposite effect to that of stress on the body. It will decrease the amount of adrenaline, the stress hormone, which in turn will lower blood pressure and therefore relieve pressure on the cardiovascular system. It helps to increase the activity of white blood cells which will make the body less susceptible to illness. If you are feeling that you need help in coping with the stresses placed upon you then we have aromatherapists based in Manchester, Watford and Acupressure East London.
Aromatherapy and Massage help to bring emotional calm which in turn brings increased alertness and energy which is why it may prove helpful for those suffering from stress. Different aromatherapists may attempt slightly different treatments depending upon their assessment of your symptoms.