Number 1- Emotional Stressors: Is our society’s conditioning to blame?
Stress is the term we give to our experience of stressors, so what are stressors?What causes our systems to work harder with less energy to try to maintain a healthy non-toxic environment?
Emotions are the number one cause of stress. Our Society’s conditioning toward emotionally supporting each other has led to a society with very unhealthy habits of emotional expression. Anxiety, depression and fear are compounded by threats to self-esteem.
Touch is the oldest and most potent form of emotional support. Everybody on the planet is suffering from their own specific version of “I’m not good enough, or lack of self acceptance.” On the other hand touch is interpreted by your physical body as “I accept you exactly as you are, right here right now.”
Pain, the second highest trigger for stress
Pain from injury and disease are the second highest cause of stress. it is now widely believed that painful psychosomatic conditions such as fibromyalgia are emotionally based. Massage causes your body to release endorphins which is your body’s natural pain killer and healing hormones
Stress Trigger number 3– Toxic substances and stimulants
Excessive intake of toxins such as medication and stimulants is number three on the list of stressors,it’s amazing considering how tough and disease resistant indigenous people are. It really is incredible how wrong or misguided we are with regard to who we are and how we function and behave for optimal life experiences.
Massage increases circulation which flushes our our system and tissues, it also induces homeostasis which enables the body to detoxify itself naturally. Lymph massage is an excellent way to boost your immune system while helping the body to flush toxins.
Environmental exposure the fourth trigger
Environmental exposure to stressors is number four on the list. Massage increases our immune system helping us to meet daily stressors in our stride. Number 5 and last but not least is pathology, distress producing pathology’s are awful for those experiencing them but in general pathology only makes up a tiny fraction of a percentage of stress in our population. People with a distressing pathology have already discovered massage and have already made the massage lifestyle choice.
So there it is, we have mental stress and physical stress, most of which is a product of our society. Everyone has their own unique stress re-activity, a combination of internal responses, sometimes seemingly completely unrelated to the internal or external stressor or trigger. Conditions like hair loss and other such conditions that doctors can’t explain are attributed to this non-specific stress re-activity.We are exceptionally well designed to deal with short bursts of even extreme stressors. Just like a zebra being chased by a lion, the zebras stress re-activity, like our own stress re-activity is rapid and efficient.
If Prolonged Stress is the problem
Using Massage as Your Medicine is The Answer
Prolonged stress is the problem, how to recognize and deal with it is the answer. Situations of prolonged stress such as divorce or job loss can wear down our mental, emotional and physiological stress re-activity; in short we become sickly, grumpy and emotionally over reactive to even small minor stressors or triggers. Our immune system is compromised, our digestion is thwarted and our sleep pattern is affected.
Chronic intermittent exposure to mild, moderate and high stressors such as work, deadlines or exams will result in the same sickly, depressed and over reactive emotional responses. Which makes me wonder if teenagers are actually going through a “phase” or is it more likely the accumulated affects of stress?
Chronic stress, such as skipping breakfast, a horrible commute to work, poor work environment, finances, relationships, over the years all add up to poor mental efficiency, ill health and irritability, all commonly know as good days and bad days syndrome. Good days and bad days are not how we were intended to experience life. We are designed to have upward of 98% good days.
In the previous post we wrote about mammals living 12 times their sexual maturity age, that means that living to be 144 would be something to look forward to if 98% of our day were stress free.
The remedy is literally in your hands. Massage clinically reduces stress, induces relaxation mentally, physically and emotionally. Relaxation is the cure (that’s why they have beds in hospitals.) A massage lifestyle can create the life-saving habit of relaxation.
Stress Reduction is in your hands
We invite your comments and questions about stressors and triggers. What is your first line of defense against stress? How do you remedy stress?
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