If you're working whether full-time or part-time, you probably feel under more pressure: with escalating workloads; longer hours; sudden changes in work structures and environments; and uncertainty about the security of future employment. And that’s just some of the stressors, there’s also the damage that long hours at a desk or standing all day can do to back, shoulders and neck. No wonder people are feeling more stressed and suffering from aches and pains.
Dealing with all these factors at work, plus the life events that can increase stress, such as: illness; family break-ups; caring for children or elderly parents, can leave you feeling exhausted and depleted, both mentally and physically.
To stay sharp at work and supportive at home, it's never been more important to get the balance right and sometimes that means stopping to notice what's happening. So, even when you’re coping well, it’s important to be aware of your mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.
A therapy treatment can give you an opportunity to stop, tune into your body and allow you to notice how you feel; to see the stresses and strains that are present in your life; and to listen to your intuition as to how best to reduce the intensity of those stresses and strains.
The relaxation that you will receive from a treatment will stop all your stress in it's tracks, because you can't be stressed and relaxed at the same time. By giving yourself permission to stop, you give yourself an opportunity to restore some balance to mind, body and emotion. And by allowing someone else to take the strain, even for just an hour, you give yourself permission to switch off completely, and that can't be a bad thing.
Often when we're stressed our mind runs the show, over-riding helpful signals from our body. If we lose touch with those helpful signals from our body, like tiredness, tension, thirst, hunger, or eye strain, we may be setting ourselves up for more serious conditions down the line. Touch therapies allow you to tune into your body and help to restore the mind/body balance: they help you develop awareness of what is happening in both mind and body and that's essential, because without awareness, nothing will change.
Convinced? You can book a treatment of Reflexology or Indian Head Massage, online, using this link: http://www.lothianreflexology.co.uk/book-a-treatment.html