Stress at work,
Stress at home,
Stress in relationships,
Stressed. Full stop?
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms of a stressful life ?
- Angry outbursts
- Tightness in the chest
- Or are you witnessing any of these changes ?
- Disturbed sleep pattern
- Loss of appetite
- Sex life
If so, you may be wondering what to do about it. Many people in our society end up on medication as a short term relief of symptoms, but more and more people in their wisdom are seeking the advice and services of a holistic practitioner and booking a regular massage (and or coaching sessions) as a way of truly looking after themselves.
Stress and massage
Stress appears to be the bane of a high percentage of our population who are coping with the pressures of work, family life, and the 60,000 thoughts running through the human mind day after day.
Are you aware that on average each person on this planet has sixty thousand thoughts racing through the mind each day ? Some of these thoughts are useful to us (deciding to get out of bed in the morning, getting something to eat and drinking plenty of water throughout the day). However, many of the items running through our minds are not very helpful: the ones that are ‘attacking’, ‘depressive’, ‘anxious making’ and the habitual ones with which we innocently beat ourselves up !
The experience on the massage couch for countless people is that the mind settles and goes quiet. There is an awareness of laying there peaceably, with a feeling similar to dropping off to sleep,having an afternoon snooze, sunbathing in the garden or at the beach.
At Unwind there is the awareness of the soft soothing music in the background and of the warm oil on the skin, as well as the soothing effect that is gained from having tired muscles gently soothes and stretched, leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin. This experience is helpful, also, for those people who usually have a sports massage or deep tissue massage but wisely opt for a holistic massage or Swedish massage once in a while in order to totally calm the mind.
Clinical studies show that even a single 30 minute massage treatment can significantly lower your heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels and therefore reduce stress significantly. It also has a considerable affect on the digestive, immune and circulatory systems of the body.
One of the greatest joys of being a massage therapist is to see the radiant look on people’s faces at the end of a massage treatment hour. Many people come into the room looking stressed and overworked and leave looking and feeling radiant, calm and thoroughly restored.
Benefits of massage
Many regular clients report that after just one massage they enjoy a better night’s sleep, feel calmer, less fatigued and generally more comfortable in their own skin.
A regular, monthly or bi weekly massage keeps this feel good factor running in our lives. Oftentimes we find that there is a significant improvement in relationships at home and at work and most important of all a feeling of deep wellbeing within ones own skin.
If you would like to find out more about the ways in which regular massage can be of service to your health and happiness pick up the phone or drop an email. I am here to help
Meanwhile, wishing you the best day ever.
Phone: 07970 162471