How is Stress Effecting Your Life?

Posted: January 4, 2016 @ 11:01pm
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Effects of Stress on the Body

Chronic stress can affect your overall health and well-being. It can have direct adverse effects on your central nervous system, endocrine system, respiratory and cardiovascular system, digestive system, muscularsystem, sexual and reproductive system as well as your overall immune system. It also shows that stress and anxiety may accelerate aging, while relaxing slows it. 

- 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress
- 75% to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints
- Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety

Benefits of Regular Spa Treatments 

Spa treatments initiate the Relaxation Response which is a deep physical state of relaxation that initiates the parasympathetic system. It is during this deep state of relaxation that the body is actually able to heal itself and fight off stress symptoms. Some studies show that spa treatments that induce the relaxation response can lead to better health through the following:

  • Lowering blood pressure 
  • Slowing your breathing rate
  • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Improving concentration
  • Reducing anger and frustration and improving mood
  • Reduction of general anxiety
  • Preventing stress from accumulating
  • Increasing energy level and productivity
  • Improving concentration and memory
  • Reduction of insomnia and fatigue
  • Increased self confidence

Circle of Holistic Living 

At Azura we believe that both inner and outer beauty, with a focus on stress reduction and prioritizing our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs contribute to maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle. This leads to a greater state of overall well-being.