Stress Management

Provide Your Body With The Care It Needs

Most people living in the modern world feel that their lives are hectic and even a little bit out of control. Being in contact with work, or even family, at every hour of the day and night was once unthinkable. In modern times, it’s becoming an expectation. Whether you suffer from severe medical issues or you’re just trying to stay as healthy as possible, you can’t put all of your energy into chasing after the urgent issues that are constantly popping up in your life. You have to make a deliberate effort to look after your body and to keep it well, and making an appointment for Stress Management in Edinburgh is a good place to start.

 

What is Stress and what Causes it?

Stress is a common physical response to situations that make us feel uneasy, upset, overloaded or even threatened. In small doses stress can be a helpful response in order to protect the body. Stress responses to situations and life events can help us stay focused, alert and feel energetic to carry out daily tasks, for example in  a working environment a little amount of stress can be beneficial to complete work load, carry out presentations, work under pressure and evoke concentration to meet deadlines. Stress is a powerful response and gives the body a ‘drive’ to complete tasks and challenges. These types of stress are all aimed to help the body, but once stress levels increase, a person can become overloaded and out of control, it can cause an adverse effect to the body causing many health issues, especially if the stress has been long term…. Read more

There are many reasons why a person may become stressed and we all perceive and handle stress differently. Certain stressors may include:

  • Work Related Stress
  • Family/Personal Stresses
  • Financial Stress
  • Stress due to a mental illness such as depression, anxiety or bipolar

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (WHO)

The effects Stress has on our health?

Effects on our Physical well-being:

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain/palpitations
  • Fatigue/insomnia/sleep problems
  • Reduced/increased appetite
  • Change in sex drive
  • Digestive problems (such as IBS)
  • Skin conditions (such as Eczema and Psoriasis)

Effects on Psychological well-being:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Negative outlook on life
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression
  • Trouble with memory

Effects on Behavioural Actions:

  • Change in appetite
  • Outbursts of anger/ emotions
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxious/racing thoughts
  • Tobacco use/ Increased Tobacco use
  • Social withdrawal
  • Exercising less often/excessive exercising
  • OCD
  • Nervous manner

 

Stress Management Sessions at Bodyworks Edinburgh..

Everyone copes with stress differently, therefore Jade our Complementary Therapist will tailor the session individually to each client to provide you with the correct tools to effectively manage your own symptoms of stress. There are actions you can take to help manage your stress but if you find you would like some advice then this treatment is for you.

*Please note you should always be consulting with your medical practitioner as this is a complementary treatment with aims to compliment conventional medicine and not replace it.

An Initial Stress Management Session may include:

  • In depth consultation including lifestyle, background of health and fitness, determining past and present stressors, thought processes,
  • A relaxing massage
  • Blood pressure readings
  • Visualisation/positive thinking
  • Life coaching advice
  • Mindfulness advice
  • Guided meditation
  • A tailored plan on how to manage your own stress and symptoms
  • Referral for specific treatments if needed

A Stress Management Follow-Up Session may include:

  • Follow up consultation including how you felt after the last session, use of tools, changes in symptoms/feelings
  • A relaxing massage
  • Blood pressure readings
  • Visualisation/positive thinking
  • Life coaching advice
  • Mindfulness advice
  • Guided meditation
  • Possibility of referral for specific treatments

See prices for our Stress Management Edinburgh sessions or book your session online today.

Please do get in touch (info@bodyworksedinburgh.com or 0131 241 1833) if you have any questions or would like advice on if this treatment is right for you.