Stress Management

Stress is a natural part of life and has been since time began.  Of course no one can be completely free of stress, nor would we want to be.  If we were, we would never achieve anything.  Some types of stress can be a positive force in our life, giving us that extra boost to perform to the max or motivate us to achieve our goals.

relaxation imageStress is a normal physiological response that occurs when the body reacts to a stressor.  It is mostly charactised  by feelings of nervousness, apprehension and tension.  When there is a constant overload of stressors and one has no strategies for dealing with them, problems begin and chronic stress develops.

Stress is linked to the "Fight or Flight" response, a primitive unconscious reaction (triggered by the autonomic nervous system), which can be lifesaving in times of danger.  The brain releases the stress hormones cortisol and epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) into the system. 


Blood pumps faster and is directed to the organs that are most needed to respond to an attack (the limbs and the brain) while other non essential organs and systems (e.g. the immune system and the digestion system) are starved or shut down.

However....Continued exposure to stress can lead to mental and physical illness.

Research shows that:

Around 70% of all visits to the doctor are for stress induced illnesses.  People suffering chronic stress are 4.5 times more likely to die of a heart attack or stroke. Anxiety, depression, neurosis, alcohol and drug addictions are clearly related to stress.  Worry, sadness and frustration increases levels of glucose in the blood, thus a risk of diabetes.  Continual stress may lead to high blood pressure. Prolonged stress affects the immune system, which is a possible contributing factor to cancer.  If you ignore stress, you may develop serious physical, mental or emotional problems.  Prolonged stress damages the hyppocampi, which are involved with memory and attention function. and so on....... need we go on?

Control your stress or it will control you!

"Be as stress free as you can be." During your sessions you will be given a deeper understanding of how you function and think. You will  learn to manage your thoughts in a more positive way by developing strategies to lessen the pressure in your life and unload your baggage.   Other more practical ways of reducing your stress levels include other complimentary and holistic therapies such as Aromatherapy.  This will help you to relax and unwind as the natural oils have therapeutic properties.  For some people an invigorating Swedish Massage is a good way to de-stress.  You can also confidently book these therapies with Dee at Reachout.

Next Steps: 

FREE initial telephone consultation (Free consultations not included for Aromotherapy; Swedish Massage or Reflexology), just follow these simple steps: 

  • Click on 'Book on Line' (above right)
  • Click on 'complete questionnaire'
  • Submit questionnaire, which will enable us to provide you with a personalised therapy most suited to 'you'.  We will then contact you by e mail or phone to chat and arrange your first session.

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