When we're stressed at work, our reaction is often to work harder, longer or faster - which creates even more stress and usually still doesn't get the job done. If we're stressed because of our personal circumstances, it can be tempting just to ignore the problem or put others first, especially if the stress is caused by caring responsibilities. Life happens and with it come stress - it's just a fact of life, we can't avoid it. But prolonged stress can be dangerous to both mental and physical health, eroding our positivity and resilience.
Stress can make it difficult to relax: our mind tends to race and our body seems to accumulate tension. Stress is known to underlie many illnesses and psychological problems and can impact directly on fertility, digestive disorders, the immune system, and our general health and well-being. Check out the link at the bottom of the page to find out how stressed you really are.
When you're feeling stressed, the best thing you can do is STOP! And if you struggle with relaxation, try the 5 minute relaxation - the link is at the top of the page. Relaxation is the antidote to stress, so the better you are at relaxing the better you will be at managing stress. Dealing with stress may take time, energy and a resolve that you just don't have at the moment. You may need to build up your resources, and accepting a helping hand can make that easier and quicker. And that's where a relaxing treatment can help.
Can Reflexology Help With Stress? If you've been under pressure, then one of the best things you can do is to give yourself a break, and let someone else take the strain for a change. Imagine what a relief it would be to let your mind and body relax, re-balance and recover. Be kind to yourself and give yourself the gift of discovering the deep relaxation you can get from a session of Reflexology.
Or, if you feel your stress levels are overwhelming, book a one-to-onecoaching session and find out how to make an immediate impact on reducing your stress. If you can't manage a coaching session, then the 6-part online STAMP OUT STRESS programme might suit, just CLICK THIS LINK for more information
* A small number of studies have indicated that Reflexology may have an effect in reducing anxiety -Association of Reflexologists, Stress - A reflexologist's guide, P32-33