Relaxation counteracts the damage of stress

Too much stress is dangerous for our health 

Stress causes the body to go into fight and flight mode. This means

Adrenaline increases readily for attack/running away

Muscles tense & tighten

The blood is sent to the muscles ready for action

Brain waves speed up to keep us alert

Massage and Reiki trigger the relaxation response to lower adrenaline, relax the muscles, divert the blood back to the whole body and slow the brainwaves Click on the links to read how massage and Reiki work.

Reduced adrenaline

Lower adrenaline levels in the gut, pancreas, liver, and brain mean:

Stronger immune system (90% is in the gut) to fight illness

(Also relaxation mode naturally boosts the killer cells of the immune system and boosts the liver, lymph & kidneys to fight illness)

Higher B12 production in the gut for more energy/fewer headaches

Boosted stomach acid & digestive enzymes to prevent gut rot & improve digestion

Less bad stomach acids to improve acid reflux

Boosted insulin production in the pancreas & better storage of glucose in the liver to prevent diabetes & hypoglycemia

Healthier liver means healthier adrenals to prevent adrenal fatigue

Relaxed muscles

In relaxation mode, muscles automatically relax to relieve tension, cramps, spasms. The relaxed muscle of the large intestine means peristalsis is stimulated relieving stomach pain, bloating, constipation & diarrhea. Relaxed muscles free up nerves to relieve muscle pain. Muscles relax and open to receive nourishment and expel lactic acid into the blood. This relieves tired and achy muscles. Reduced adrenaline means reduced burning of the liver. Magnesium relieves muscle cramps.

Good blood flow

Blood flow increases to important organs again. This helps the brain to function at it’s best. Focus and memory are improved. The heart can relax, blood pressure reduces, and heart-attack risk is lower. The blood circulation is key to recovery from illness and injury. Skin, hair, and nails receive a circulation boost. This nourishes them and gives a healthy glow. (Less adrenaline also means less burning of the hair follicles preventing hair thinning and dropping out).

Slower brainwaves

Brain waves slow down from fast Beta to slower Alpha. The alpha state is the resting state of the brain, with fewer thoughts meaning you are more in the here and now. You feel more at peace and feel more joy. (Also reduced adrenaline means increased dopamine boosting your happiness)

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