How often do we hear ourselves or others say:
“I feel stressed”
“I just need some ‘me-time’ to unwind”
Our busy life styles are a constant drain on our nervous system and we are often unable, or have forgotten how to relax properly.
In moderation stress is a positive influence in our lives, it motivates us to arrive at work on time and organise our busy schedules. However, too much stress can disturb the body’s natural balance, it can deplete our immune system, cause insomnia, disrupt our digestive system and cause anxiety and depression.
If you are tired, frequently ill or suffer from any stress-related ailments, such as tension headaches, stiff neck and shoulders, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, backache, asthma, skin disorders or high blood pressure, steps can be taken to treat the root cause of the condition and not just the immediate symptom.
Reiki, Meditation and Reflexology are some of the most powerful natural therapies for counteracting the stress and tensions of everyday modern life.
Reassess your Lifestyle
Because these therapies treat the whole person and not just any one symptom, it is important that you consider your lifestyle when overcoming a stress related condition.
Organise some free time in your day to relax and unwind, Julie can suggest techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday schedule.
Positive changes may need to be considered in the workplace or you may need to reassess your relationships with others and any negative influence they may have on your life.
Learn to Relax
Learning how to relax properly is the key to finding balance and harmony in your life:
- Receive regular complementary therapies such as Reiki, Reflexology, Acupuncture or Massage. These therapies are very calming and can reduce stress, induce relaxation and improve sleep.
- Commence your Personal Healing Journey:
Learn how to treat yourself regularly with Reiki and you will Restore, Maintain and Enhance your Health and Well Being, inviting happiness and balance into your life.
- Attend well being sessions such as Reimedology, Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates.
- Try evaporating a couple of drops of lavender, rose or neroli essential oil in an aromatherapy burner whilst listening to soothing music.
It is vital to use up all the excess energy that your body produces when under stress. However, many of us do not have the time or desire to go to the gym. Try taking simple regular exercise, this will help you sleep soundly at night and make you feel more energetic. Walking, swimming, cycling and dancing are great stress relievers.
A good diet is essential to achieve good health. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, preferably raw, as well as pulses, grains, wholemeal bread and rice. Increase your fluid intake and try to drink at least 2 litres of water each day. Avoid drinking too much in the evening, it will make your kidneys work hard and you may have a disturbed night getting up and going to the bathroom.
Avoid deep-fried foods and all processed foods, which are low in nutrients and contain high levels of salt, saturated fats, artificial flavourings and preservatives. These, as well as too much refined sugar, can help weaken your immune system. Try to eat locally grown or organic food.
A good healthy sleep pattern can improve your quality of life. Some people need more or less than others, but 7-8 hours is usually enough. Reiki, Meditation and/or Reflexology are wonderful therapies for improving your quality of sleep.
If you find it difficult to unwind and calm your mind, try simple meditation or mindfulness techniques. You can contact Julie for advice or mentoring, join a local group, purchase a book or look up guidance on the internet.
Reiki supports Meditation and Meditation supports Reiki, these two relaxation techniques work very well together, creating a peaceful mind, body and spirit.
A Healthy and Happy Lifestyle
If you are tired out by the pace of life and suffer from any kind of stress related condition, then try Reiki, Meditation and/or Reflexology to restore your health and sense of well-being. You will find that in combination with a good diet, regular exercise and quality sleep – you will feel more energetic and positive, your relationship with yourself and others will improve and generally you will experience better health and happiness!
All it takes is a desire to take control of your life!