Chronic levels of stress and tension are often seen where symptoms of migraines, tension headaches, digestive upset, skin break outs, hypertension, insomnia and muscle pain present. Feeling stressed out and drained of energy are some of of the most common problems facing our overworked society where we are subjected to constant inputs that place strain on our adrenal glands and can disrupt how we release stress hormones including cortisol.
- Are You Stressed or Anxious?
- Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Do you feel anxious?
- Do you feel exhausted by your lifestyle but unsure how to make changes?
- Do you feel unmotivated, lacking the competitive edge you used to have?
- Do you have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning and starting your day?
Massage Therapy for Stress typically includes swedish and relaxation techniques to return your body to a state of rest and relaxation. Calming music, lighting, aromatherapy and breathing techniques are incorporated. Relaxation techniques for use at home are also demonstrated at the end of your treatment, to help you reach the same levels of relaxation on your own. Your RMT may also recommend some resources to help you manage on your own such a guided meditation or body scans. There are lots of free apps and downloadable guided materials available online.
These methods are effective for treatment of :
- Anxiety and Stress
- Panic Attacks
- Muscle Tension and Pain
- TMJD (Clenching your jaw)
At Remedy Wellness Centre we believe in a team approach and offer many therapeutic options for you to choose from. These approaches may also be a good starting place for you.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Stress aims to uncover the ways each individual deals with stress and the core beliefs associated with the stress response. Acupuncture and/or acupressure treatment for stress aims to balance the body’s flow of energy by stimulating specific acupuncture points. Herbal medicine can dramatically help calm the nervous system, support adrenal glands and change the patterns that are at the root cause of anxiety, low mood and stress. Lifestyle recommendations may also be incorporated to help you make lasting positive changes.
Clinical Counselling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be extremely effective for reducing stress. You may be surprised to discover that your physical pain and discomfort can be resolved by changing your beliefs, attitudes and improving your mental well being. Meditation and mindfulness practices can be introduces to help calm your CNS (central nervous system), and get out of the fight, flight, freeze response you may be stuck in.
Naturopathic Physicians often work with stress and anxiety management from a nutritional deficiency perspective, including gut microbiome health and balance of hormones, especially the stress hormones.