Mental Health, Massage and Acupuncture!
You are not alone!
Mental Health is real, it is our emotional, psychological and social well-being. All of these feelings get thrown around on a daily basis.
They affect how we think, how we feel, even how we act.
Throughout the span of our lives!
The problems we face that factor into the challenges each day could be;
biological factors (our genes or our brain chemistry), life experiences (traumas or abuse), or it can even relate back through the generations of our families.
Stress is defined as the body’s non-specific response to any demand made upon it (Selye, 1974). Stress is not a disease but can contribute to ill health.
When we encounter stress, the Autonomic Nervous System controlling the heart rate, digestion and respiratory rate get affected, in turn causing our bodies natural reaction terming ‘fight or flight’ which is the Sympathetic Nervous System.
Massage Therapy was found to reduce the levels of cortisol in the body and to decrease the persons perceived stress, anxiety or depression.
There is also Acupuncture, some points treating the emotional and physical effects of mental health are located all over the body. Stimulating relaxation and re-energize to help with, anxiousness, depression, insomnia, tense muscles and even headaches. These are some of the symptoms associated with Stress.
Some suggestions to help with Stress Management:
Avoiding caffeinated beverages, alcohol or nicotine
Indulging in physical activity
Deep breathing, full inhalation, long exhalation. Slows down the 'flight or flight'
Sleep, getting good long, restful sleeps
Relaxation techniques; deep breathing or massage
Talking to friends or family
Managing daily schedules, creating a pace that works for you!