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How to recognise and manage stress

Since setting up & starting Zenergy I have noticed there is one common reason that many people will book a massage.

….Stress…

Here are some ways to recognise & manage stress

Stress is something that affects us all, stress is everywhere and while some stress may not affect you too much. Too much stress can really have an impact on your health & wellbeing. The best way to combat stress is knowing the symptoms. Most of us are used to stress and so sometimes we may not recognise when it creeps up on us before it is too late. Beyond the obvious physical & emotional indicators

Here are some signs to look for that stress may be affecting your health:

  • Sore & stiff muscles

  • Over emotional

  • Always feeling rushed & not having enough time to get things done.

  • Waking up through the night thinking and worrying.

  • Finding yourself having no patients with co-workers & family.

Stress can manifest in many ways and can be different for everyone also including headaches, teeth clenching/ grinding or fatigue.

Now that you know some of the signs to look out for here are some helpful tips to consider for getting on top & managing stress

  1. Get moving, physical exercise improves your quality of sleep and lifts your mood. No matter what try to incorporate some sort of physical activity in your day.

  2. Talk to someone it can be extremely beneficial to get things off your chest.

  3. Reduce or avoid alcohol and caffeine. You will be surprised how much better you will feel substituting fruit/ vegetable juice or herbal tea.

  4. Get more sleep and practice mindful relaxation, the best tonic out!

  5. Massage is a great way to reduce pain, stress & anxiety.

A study published in the Journal of Depression & Anxiety found participants who received massage therapy for 12 weeks had a 50% reduction in anxiety symptoms and the benefits weren’t short lived either, symptom reduction remained at 50% at the 26 week mark even after the therapy had ended!

Experts recommend going into a treatment with an open mind, not talking or thinking about any source of worry for the most therapeutic results!

Janice


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