Stress is so common in our daily lives in this day and age. We have deadlines, demands, frustrations, and worries so much so that it has just become a way of life. Stress is not ALWAYS bad. It can help motivate you and help you perform under pressure. It turns out that when you are constantly running in “Urgent” mode, it takes a toll on the mind, body, and spirit. Stress can have harmful effects on your health. When you are running in “Urgent” mode all the time, the body forgets how to be in a “non-Urgent” state and the results are harmful over time. The “Urgent” state I refer to is also known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way, shape or form. The body’s defenses activate in high gear in a rapid, automatic process when you sense danger. This danger could be imagined or real. This is the body’s way of protecting you. This reaction helps you to stay focused, alert, and energetic in times of need. After a certain point, stress can cause major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
The Body’s Stress Response
When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action.
Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus—preparing you to either fight or flee from the danger at hand.
(This is from www.helpguide.org, a trusted non-profit resource.)
At INDIVA Spa & Wellness, we strive to create a therapeutic bubble so you can receive the best care you deserve. Choose from a variety of Massage and Bodywork treatments to help you decompress from your daily stressful life. There are a variety of techniques we can equip you with to deal with stress even outside of the treatment room.
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