Stress Management

Stress is the overwhelming feeling of being unable to cope with emotional or mental pressure

According to a survey carried out in the UK in 2020, the most common type of stress experienced by Brits was work stress, with 79 percent of respondents saying they frequently felt this type of stress. Furthermore, 60 percent of respondents frequently feel monetary stress, while 48 percent experienced family stress.

When we are in a state of stress the sympathetic part of the nervous system is activated automatically and prepares the body for the stressful situation or event, this is when our body is in the fight or flight response.  Just as the stress response exists as a survival mechanism the body also has a counter balancing relaxation response which is known as the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest and digest system.  When this response is generated, stress hormones drop, heart rate and blood pressure decrease and the body returns back to its process of rest and repair.

Long-term stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health and well-being. It is the prolonged exposure to stress and the overproduction of stress hormones that can take a physical and psychological strain in the body leading to exhaustion and illness. Reflexology is very effective in managing and reducing your anxiety and stress.  By gently working on the reflex points relating to specific areas of the body Reflexology can produce a deep state of relaxation in the body and mind. 

How can Reflexology help reduce stress and anxiety symptoms?

Regular Reflexology sessions are an excellent way of offsetting the unhealthy effects of prolonged stress.  By using Reflexology for anxiety and stress relief the body is gently encouraged to reach a place of deep relaxation, moving towards improved functioning of all the body systems. Through the stimulation of the foot reflexes, the parasympathetic part of the nervous system is activated allowing the body to rest and recover. If you would like to know more about how Reflexology can help you to manage your stress and anxiety, please get in touch.

If you are stressed you may be experiencing some of these symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Shallow breathing
  • Sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Aches and pains
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Brain fog