Do any of these apply to you:
- headaches and migraines
- sleep problems
- muscular aches and pains
- feeling restless or unable to relax
- constipation or diarrhoea
- mood swings
- lack of appetite
If so, it may be that you are experiencing some of the effects of stress. Read on to find out more…
Stress can impact on all areas of our lives and it can effect people in different ways. Research has shown it can have debilitating effects on our health, and the havoc it can play with our emotional wellbeing can be huge. If left without being addressed, people can go on to lead lives which feel unfulfilled, feeling permanently ‘stuck’, and as if there is no way out. Physically, it has been linked to higher risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and a whole host of other problems.
Stress is not all doom and gloom. It is the driving force which can make us act, finish what we set out to do, and it can also have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. It is all about balance.
Stress for women can effect our reproductive health; anything from worsening PMS symptoms, a miserable time through the menopause to infertility and sexual problems. It can be tricky to find the balance between embracing a healthy amount of stress, and not allowing it to take over our lives.
The London Women’s Shiatsu Clinic provides Shiatsu treatments to people who are: feeling the effects of stress, wanting to prevent stress taking over, and those who want to nip low levels of stress in the bud before it starts to cause problems. We also teach various tools and techniques for you to learn and carry out yourself so that the benefits of the Shiatsu can be carried over into your everyday life and allow yourself to take charge of managing stress. We use acupressure, visualisation and breathing techniques alongside Shiatsu.
People can experience a more severe form of stress after a traumatic event, known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It may be that you are re-living the event(s), experiencing flashbacks, suffering with anxiety, having difficulty concentrating, having sleepless nights or are experiencing palpitations, dizziness or even fainting. Shiatsu can help with the integration of the emotional struggles being experienced and can also work alongside any talking therapies you may be having such as counselling or psychotherapy. Shiatsu works to restore balance in the energies that are present in the body, and you do not have to verbalise or re-visit the details of the event for this to happen. It is a gentle and safe treatment which can promote relaxation and ease anxiety.