How Can Stress Impact your body?

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If you’re alive, you’ve got stress. Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to both good and bad experiences. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones and increasing your heart and breathing rates. Your brain gets more oxygen, giving you an edge in responding to a problem. In the short term, stress helps you cope with tough situations. This equips us to deal with potentially stressful situations, such as fleeing from a threat.  When this is triggered too often, or continually, the body and its organs are placed under pressure – and leads to the phenomenon of stress. 

Stress can be triggered by the pressures of everyday responsibilities at work and at home. As you might expect, negative life events, like divorce or the death of a loved one, cause extreme stress. So can physical illness, loss of income, and moving to a different home or country can trigger extreme stress in people. Traumatic stress, brought on by war, disaster, or a violent attack, along with extreme stress over long periods of time, can keep your body’s stress levels elevated far longer than is necessary for survival leading to chronic stress tolerance depletion.

Chronic stress can cause a variety of symptoms and can affect your overall health and well-being.

How can Craniosacral Therapy Help?

Craniosacral Therapy releases tensions stored in the central nervous system. It also enables the entire nervous system to relax, restore and reorganize so it operates to its highest potential. If your system has experienced chronic and extreme stress and or stressful events over a continuous period of time, then your nervous system is operating in stress overdrive and could be contributing to increased symptoms of chronic stress. Craniosacral Therapy is an excellent modality to restoring the balance of your nervous system, which in turn restores balance to your endocrine and immune systems – the part of your body that releases stress hormones. The simplest way to think about it is craniosacral therapy reboots your nervous system, like a computer, allowing it to rest in stillness, in order to self-organize, self-correct and self-heal the impacts stored in your nervous system from chronic stress. Craniosacral Therapy is a great way to manage stress, build stress tolerance and protect yourself from the potential negative health implications of feeling overly stressed.