Psychological Stress : Physical Stress

Stress does not go away it accumulates.

Psychological stress is a feeling of strain and pressure; it is a psychological pain. Positive stress allows us to feel motivated and helps us to perform well. Excessive stress can lead to bodily harm. Stress can increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, ulcers and mental illnesses such as depression; and so throwing the body out of balance both mentally and emotionally leading to feelings of:-

· Overwhelm

· Irritability

· Anxious or fearful

· lacking in self esteem

· Constant worrying

· Mind over working

· Finding decision making is seen as difficult.

Physical Stress, we have to have a certain amount of stress to function, like to get up, and go to work. Our body is made to cope with threats or difficulties known as flight and fly response. This helps us to handle high alerts or emergencies. Once the state of high alert has passed the fight and fly response slowly subsides bringing the body almost to balance. However, if the body remains in a constant state of high alert, than the normal phase of the body cannot be reached, throwing the body out of continued balance leading to:-

· Headaches

· Muscle tension and pain

· Dizziness

· Insomnia

· Feeling tired all the time

· Eating too little, to too much

Preventative care, holistic Massage is a preventative care strategy. As therapeutic massage targets tension, releases locked up emotions found in the muscle memory, encourages relaxation, soothes and calms.

When stressful situations go unresolved, the body is kept in a constant state of activation, which increases the rate of wear and tear to biological systems. (Author unknown)

Stress does not go away it accumulates, take regular therapeutic massage.

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