Did you know that your mental well-being/stress levels can have a physical effect on your body?
We all have a physical-mental connection even if we don’t know it or recognise it.
The physiological responses to stress (“fight and flight”) can include:
- Your muscles tense up ready for action
- Your breathing and heart rate quicken to pump blood and oxygen around your body quicker
- Your digestive system will slow down; digestion isn’t a top priority for your body if you need to run away from danger
- Your pupils dilate
- Sweat glands activate
- Blood is redirected away from your skin so you may look pale
- You may get a dry mouth – again digestion isn’t a priority when you are stressed
- Your immune system is supressed
Massage can have a de-stressing effect and reverse these actions. It can offer relief to people who are in physical pain or who have emotional stress and tension in their lives and bodies.
It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 11th March 2018.
If you would like to give your lovely Mum a gift voucher for a massage then please follow this secure link…
I am now working full time at:
Room 2, The Old Police Station
Market Hall Street
Please contact me to book an appointment.
This year is the fifth Kington Walking Festival, it runs from 15th -18th September 2016 and the brochure is now available on their website http://www.kingtonwalks.org
If you are staying in the area during the festival and need a massage to soothe your weary legs, feet or hips after your walk then please get in contact and we can arrange a massage!
Massage is great for flushing out waste products, such as lactic acid, that can build up during exercise. It can also improve blood flow into an area, bringing along with it more oxygen and fresh nutrients to aid with repairing any micro-damage that may have occurred during your walk.
Remember to stay well hydrated during your walk and to take a rest if you need it. I would also recommend to have a good full body stretch after your walk, but if you only have a couple of minutes then I would suggest stretching the main leg muscles, (quadriceps, hamstrings, calves) along with the gluteals, and doing some ankle circles with your feet.
I hope you enjoy the festival!