Stress Management

Stress is defined as an expression of the body’s natural instinct to protect itself. Prolonged stress can negatively affect physical and emotional health. Bodies respond to stress with hypertension, strokes and ulcers. In certain situations, women tend to react to stress differently than men.

The effects of stress on women’s health are physical AND emotional.

They often experience menstrual irregularities and sudden hair loss, chronic pain and fatigue. Symptoms can be isolated such as an irregular bowel (IBS), or widespread such as fibromyalgia. Stress can also be seen on the skin, showing up as breakouts, itchy rashes, and hives. Lack of sleep is another powerful side effect of stress. Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep wreak havoc on a women’s emotional state, often causing irritability, difficulty focusing, or in extreme cases, depression. Insomnia can contribute to weight gain and other unhealthy long term effects on the body. Furthermore, stress can negatively affect the entire cardiovascular system and lower the body’s ability to fight off disease.

Stress Management - Women's Health
Stress Management - Stress Levels

Effectively managing stress levels can be the first step to a renewed you.

We believe that everything you do – all of your mental, physical, and emotional habits – will either enhance or or harm your health. Taking a holistic approach to stress management increases your self-awareness and helps you to develop inner peace and better physical health. Once we determine the root of the problems causing you physical, mental and emotional distress, we can help you find positive, calming and healing techniques to integrate into your lifestyle. When you are aware of the actual problems causing your stress, the natural stress relievers that are going to help you will become obvious. The goal is to minimize and/or eradicate stress at the physical, mental and spiritual levels. As you relieve one area, you will be positively impacting all others. This, in turn, will have a powerful influence on your body, mind and soul.