What is Relaxation Therapy ?
Relaxation is a state of being when you are free from tension and anxiety and in a state of peace. It's nature's way of counteracting STRESS.
In the high demands of modern-day society where so many of us suffer the daily effects of acute and chronic STRESS, our bodies often forget to "switch off". This is where relaxation therapy can be extremely powerful, as it's predominant focus is teaching and empowering clients on how to RELAX deeply and effectively.
How will I benefit ?
The relaxation techniques that I teach help to move you from the 'stress response' to the 'relaxation response'. They are perfect for calming down the nervous system, soothing the soul and enhancing general well-being.
I create bespoke Total Relaxation Packages, tailored to your needs and preferences, taken from proven relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, visualisation, crystal therapy, angelic reiki and massage. If sleep is an issue, we can also explore your pre-bedtime habits and create a healthy bedtime routine that's perfect for you.
What is Stress ?
The "Stress Response" also known as "Fight-or-Flight Response" or "Survival Response" goes back to the days of prehistoric man/cavemen and how they reacted physically to threats such as tigers or dinosaurs. They would either freeze, fight or run away. When in danger, certain hormones would be triggered (like adrenaline), their blood pressure would rise and their muscles tighten so that they were ready for action. Once they had fought or run away, their body would return to a normal state of balance.
The Stress Response is a biological and psychological response experienced on encountering a perceived threat that we feel we do not have the resources to deal with.
In today's society, although we don't have to fight or run from tigers or dinosaurs, we are faced with other perceived threats. For example, getting stuck in traffic may lead to a thought such as 'my boss or wife/husband will kill me' and as a result, the body is flooded with fight or flight chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline. This in turn triggers a response in the body but there is no physical outlet.
You have something in your brain called the hypothalamus. It's a tiny control tower that sends out orders i.e release stress hormones. These hormones then trigger the body's 'fight or flight' response and your heart races, your breath quickens and muscles are ready for action.
Most people aren't aware of the amount of negative thoughts that they process in their mind on a daily basis but each and every one of those thoughts triggers some form of response/chemical reaction within the body. The body doesn't know what is real or what isn't, it just reacts to what the mind is telling it about the situation.
The real concern, is that when the stress response keeps firing, day after day with no outlet, this can lead to mild or serious health implications such as headaches, heartburn, depression, insomnia, weakened immune, high blood pressure, muscle tension, digestion problems or worst case scenario, a heart attack
For this reason, it's really important to take time out for self-care and to regularly practice relaxation techniques to counteract stress and stay in balance.
£360 (Package of 6 x sessions)