Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you, and many things that you do yourself, put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body and your thoughts.
How does stress affect health?
The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping you alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked, and stress-related tension builds.
Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress, a negative stress reaction. Distress can lead to physical problems including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, back, neck and shoulder pain and trouble sleeping. Research suggests that stress can also bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.
How to help reduce stress levels
Having a Massage is fantastic for pain management, relaxation and stress reduction. Swedish Massage does not involve techniques that penetrate as deep into the tissue as Sports Massage therefore tends not to be as uncomfortable.
Most of our clients in our pain relief clinic are looking for stress busting, relaxation sessions that help combat the detrimental effects of modern working practices. Suffering from stiff neck, tight and painful shoulders or poor mobility in the lower back can be a sure sign of stress.
A massage on its own is very effective, but add SCENAR into the mix and you can really accelerate the results. A SCENAR massage will penetrate deep in a gentle and relaxing way – none of the sports massage pressure!
A massage is great for relaxation, a SCENAR massage will dramatically reduce or eliminate entirely the actual pain caused by the stress. Train now in SCENAR with one of our professional SCENAR training courses and really transform the client results in your practice.
Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviour, thinking ability and physical health. No part of the body is immune, but, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. It is important to discuss them with your doctor.
Help your clients by giving them a SCENAR enhanced treatment. Train today!