Stress is a major cause of aches, pains and illnesses in our lives and can manifest itself in various ways depending on the individual. You may hear some people say “I must be stressed as I get a lot of headaches when I am” or “my jaw only aches when I am feeling overwhelmed”.
The physiological effects of stress on the body are large and damaging. We can experience headaches, muscle tension, chest pain, fatigue, stomach upsets, insomnia, respiratory and immune system issues. This is due to chemicals like cortisol the body emits when under stress, coursing through our bodies.
Stress also has a profound effect on our minds. We all know when we experience stress ourselves we can feel anxious, overwhelmed, irritable, angry, sad, depressed, restless or unmotivated. This can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, smoking and overeating.
There are healthier ways to bust through your stress levels other than the usual crutches of food, alcohol and drugs. Optimal Body Clinics recommend a Reiki or Kinesiology massage with one of our highly skilled massage therapists to restore calm and balance to your body.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by the laying of hands and is based on the unseen life force energy. Reiki treats the whole person – physical body, emotional and mental state creating many beneficial results that may include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Kinesiology is the science of assessing the energetic systems of a person for balanced function, by using the change in response through the muscular system as feedback. Using this feedback, kinesiology identifies any non-invasive treatment to balance the muscular and energetic systems for the purpose of promoting and restoring health.
If you have been feeling the profound effects of stress on your mind or body, call Optimal Body at our Gold Coast 0468 416 800 or Springwood 0401 114 040 clinic to discuss a Reiki or Kinesiology treatment. Our fully qualified massage therapists can restore your sense of calm and total well-being.