Not all stress is bad, although we may talk about "cutting the stress out of our lives." We actually need the fight or flight hormones our body produces to move us away from danger. `Good' stress is also the type of emotional or physical challenge where we feel in control and a sense of achievement. You will notice that I said "where we feel in control".'Bad' Stress is the flip-side. This is where physical and emotional strain is caused by our response to outside pressures and/or a lack of balance in our lives. Symptoms include; headaches, a racy heartbeat, unable to concentrate, feeling irritable, unable to relax, altered sleep patterns and poor digestion to name a few.
If you suffer from long-term chronic stress, it can harm your physical health and well-being including allergies, asthma, hyper-tension, heart conditions and accelerate the aging process.
At Bodi Wellness, the focus is providing a relaxing space to help promote body awareness and detect early warning signs of stress. This is helped by working with your central nervous system using Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and may include some simple Chi Kung Movements. The aim is to help develop good stress reduction habits for a healthier lifestyle.
Results from a Gallup Poll show 80% of participants feel stressed at work, and nearly 50% need advice on how to manage it.