Body Work and Stress Reduction

October 10, 2009 | Filed Under Front_Page_News |

belly-exerciseCan one hour a week of therapy, massage and/or foot reflexology lower your blood pressure, decrease your risk of cancer, improve your cardio-vascular efficiency, decrease depression, increase energy and help you sleep better? The answer is YES to all of the above.

Stress and stress-related diseases are increasing in our modern day culture. “The leading causes of mortality in industrialized nations have shifted from the infectious illnesses that were prevalent at the beginning of this century to the chronic and lifestyle-related illnesses now accounting for the majority of deaths”.

In the UK, stress causes workers to miss an average of 10 days on the job each year. Stress affects everyone and stress disorders are based upon a slow and developmental accumulation of psychological and physical stress responses throughout the life of the individual.

Potentially, one of the most negative results of excessive levels of stress is the effect on immune responses.

The effects of stress are physical. The voluntary nervous system sends messages to your muscles to fight or flee. In response to this immediate tension in your body, the autonomic nervous system, which regulates involuntary body functions, will prepare you by sending extra blood to your muscles. It will also slow digestion, mental clarity and some organ functions. There are also hormonal responses that produce many hypersensitive effects on the body. In essence, your body becomes a machine preparing for attack and shutting down many vital organ functions you need to maintain health.

Most individuals have a difficult time recognizing stress in the body until it becomes an obvious problem such as: severe backache, chronic indigestion, headaches, constant colds, lack of energy and often depression. When it reaches the stage of physical and mental imbalances, it has become a problem.

Bodywork is a major factor in helping us to identify where the stress is located in the body.
Body work will not only identify the stress holding patterns, it will educate the body in returning to balance before it becomes a major physical problem.

Research has shown that body work:

- Helps appropriate movement of fluids through the system including lymph, blood in the arteries and veins, glandular secretions and removal of toxic waste

- Increases muscle response such as elasticity of connective tissue, diminishes muscle fatigue, and increases muscle energy

- Restores vital organ function including respiration and circulation

- Increases neural activity benefiting both the central and peripheral nervous systems

- Increases the balance in reflex patterns

- Restores general balance to stress overload

Body work restores our coping mechanisms and allows for physical and emotional balance to occur before it becomes a major problem.

Each individual is a unique and complex interaction of body, mind and spirit. “Illness can best be understood as a disturbance within the dynamic balance of these relationships. The state of health exists when these elements function in harmony.”
Bodywork, which promotes this harmony, is not just a luxury, but should be a significant part of our integrative approach to health and wellness.

Hello there ! - We offer Corporate office massage in London. We specialise in on-site massage in the office, accupressure massage, seated accupressure, chair massage, head and neck massage and stress management massage. Achieve relaxation in the office with the help of our therapists - Relaxed workplace

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    Energy balance massage

    October 1, 2009 | Filed Under Treatments |

    What is it?
    In order for us to be healthy we must balance our body, mind, emotions and spirit. Which means we need to take care of our bodies (watch what we put into them and how we use them), have positive mental beliefs and attitudes about ourselves and life and a connection with spirit. When these 3 things are balanced so are we, when they are not they can cause illness or dis-ease. Energy balance massage works on the illness (blocks in energy that flows through us) to remove it and have a smooth flow of the energy.

    What does the therapist do ?
    You can receive the massage in a seated position or lying on a couch. The treatment is given by the practitioner placing their hands on various places on your body. Healing energy moves through the healer, allowing the free flow of energy to be channeled to you. Energy has a way of naturally flowing to the area where it is most needed and therefore every treatment will be different.

    How does it feel and benefits of the treatment

    Energy balance massage has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body. The massage can help boost the immune system, release toxins from the body, encourage good circulation and digestion, calm the mind and emotions and restore harmony and balance to the whole being.

    How long does it last ?
    You can book session from 15mins to an hour. If you do this regularly a 15mins session is a good start.

    What do people say about it ?
    Persons receiving this massage report differing effects, such as increased warmth, cold, or tingling sensations. Whatever the individual’s experience, the general beneficial effect of the treatment is the same. You should feel relaxed and restored and have a greater feeling of well-being.

    Hello there ! - We offer Corporate office massage in London. We specialise in on-site massage in the office, accupressure massage, seated accupressure, chair massage, head and neck massage and stress management massage. Achieve relaxation in the office with the help of our therapists - Relaxed workplace

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    Reflexology

    October 1, 2009 | Filed Under Treatments |

    What is it?
    Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. Practitioners believe that applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.

    What does the therapist do ?
    Reflexologists use pressure, stretch and movement to work through the foot methodically. Technique is applied to the whole foot.
    You are asked to remove your shoes and socks and sit comfortably in a reclining chair or on a massage table. Otherwise you remain fully clothed.
    The reflexologist then uses brisk movements to warm the feet up. Then pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.

    How does it feel and benefits of the treatment
    Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing.
    Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. They may even feel sleepy for a few minutes.
    Some areas may be tender or sore, and the reflexologist may spend extra time on these points. The soreness should decrease with pressure.

    The lists below summarise and separate out the physical and emotional benefits that reflexology is believed to provide.
    Physical Effects
    - Reduces muscular tension
    - Lifts headaches
    - Clears toxins
    - Relieves fatigue
    - Balances energies
    - Increases energy or reduces tension
    - Promotes refreshing sleep
    - Strengthens natural self-healing mechanisms
    - Emotional and Mental Effects
    - Promotes calm and well-being
    - Relaxes the body and mind
    - Relieves stress
    -Soothes emotional distress

    How long does it last ?
    You can book session from 15mins to an hour. If you do this regularly a 15mins session is a good start.

    What do people say about it ?
    Our Clients’ reactions are that they experience a ‘balanced’ feeling of peace and calm and will usually feel more alert and revitalised following the treatment.

    Hello there ! - We offer Corporate office massage in London. We specialise in on-site massage in the office, accupressure massage, seated accupressure, chair massage, head and neck massage and stress management massage. Achieve relaxation in the office with the help of our therapists - Relaxed workplace

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