We all know what it's like to feel stressed, but it's not easy to pin down exactly what stress means. Stress is defined as:
“a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.”
A small about of stress can be healthy as it gives us the motivation needed to find solutions to problems and grow. However when change is resisted or a constant state of stress is adopted our health can be damaged.
The nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action, blood pressure rises, the heart beats faster and senses become sharper. Living in this heightened state of anxiety all the time can take its toll, impinging on aspects of life and often leading to migraines, insomnia, anxiety attacks or digestive problems.
Down to Earth provides reflexology treatments aimed at helping to reduce stress levels. They relax the body and mind, increase the release of endorphins, boost the immune system and help return the body back into a state of balance. Regular treatments allow you some well-deserved time out to relax and unwind and our holistic after-care advice helps to support your wellbeing.