Relaxation treatments in Bath
Life can get so full with stress and pressures. Taking time out to relax and restore is really important for your self care.
Effects of Stress on our bodies
Stress has many ways of affecting our systems. Stress on the body can manifest in many ways depending on the individual, it could be sleep anxiety, depression, thought patterns or physical tension. If you are feeling the effects of compounded stress, getting a plan in place to support yourself is vital. We all suffer from the effects of busy lives and need help to find solutions.
The trigger of stress hormones and the sympathetic nervous system causes our digestive system to shut down at the wrong times, like when we have rushed a quick lunch or are in a rush for work. This can be a major cause of IBS symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and indigestion. In treatments clients often find their digestion gurgles as the nervous system goes into a rest and digest mode, helping it to re-regulate it.
The sympathetic nervous system this is the part of the nervous stem that switches on when we are stressed. This raises our pulse rate and our respiratory rate, and so increases our susceptibility to anxiety and panic.
It also effects hormonal regulation, having a knock on effect on our menstrual cycles and sleep patterns. I have put some suggested treatments below that my clients love for restorative self care.
Complementary therapy treatments aim to work with the body’s nervous system to help it adapt to stress and deal with how it effects our hormones and body systems.
What treatment will help with my stress?
Reflexology: reflexology works using a map of the body systems, mainly on the feet but also the hands and ears. Working the whole body system in this way encourages the body’s self regulation. Aromatherapy: deeply relaxing oils blended to suit your personality and health can be incorporated into massage or Aromareflex.
Five Element Massage
Full body treatments on a massage couch using five element and deep tissue massage, acupressure, stretches and myofascial techniques. Great for pain, postural issues, relaxation, injury and sports support.
Working acupressure points on the head and face has a profound effect on the brain and central nervous system. Treatments on the muscular and fascial system of the face, head, neck and shoulders relieve tension and encourage a deep relaxation.
Shiatsu works the meridians to help alleviate tensions and restore energy levels.
Its a versatile therapy, allowing you to wear loose comfy cloths and have a warm blanket on a cosy futon.
When focusing on stress relief we can talk through how this presents for you and make a treatment plan accordingly. I often suggest starting with treatments that are most appealing to you.
The focus of these treatments is helping your brain to switch off your nervous system, restoring relaxation and calm.
Transitional times can be stressful and tiring even when they are positive transitions such as Pregnancy and Birth, changing your career, moving home or something un-chosen like bereavement, depression or divorce. All of these things have an impact on our sleep and physical health.
Sometimes its our health that is holding us back from thriving and moving forward.