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Stress is a universal challenge for women. A busy young mother trying to juggle a career, home and small children can quickly find her stress has reached a debilitating level. Her stresses can range from minor daily annoyances, pressures at home and on the job, relationship problems, to major life threatening events or illness or accidents.
When the body is confronted with stress it responds with a chain of biochemical reactions that can effect your entire system. A fight/flight response occurs; you release adrenaline and other hormones, your heart rate and blood pressure increase, your pupils dilate and you experience a heightened sense of alertness. Blood is diverted from unnecessary areas, such as the stomach, to priority areas, sweating increases to enable the body to dispose of toxins and cool the body. Muscles in your stomach and limbs may tighten. After the stressful episode is over you will probably feel exhausted as you body returns to its normal state. top
The changes your body undergoes in its reaction to stress can produce symptoms that can literally make you sick. Unremitting stress can overwhelm your personal coping skills and you can develop symptoms of illness or experience a worsening of preexisting symptoms. Stress can also affect your body's immune response and make you more vulnerable to illness. Clinical studies have shown that people under stress are more likely to catch colds. Women experiencing digestive disorders, menstrual problems, migraines and headaches, neck and back aches, sleep difficulties, cardiovascular irregularities and hormonal imbalances may find that stress is the culprit.
Stress can also cause potentially destructive or unhealthy behavior such as smoking, drug or alcohol abuse, overeating, nail-biting, forgetfulness and nervousness. Stress can also play a role in the development of heart disease especially in postmenopausal women. Studies indicated that they were three times as likely to respond to stress with episode of abnormal heart function. This finding is especially important for middle-aged or elderly women whose arteries are already clogged. top
According to a study conducted at the University of Texas, stress during pregnancy can be dangerous to both mother and baby. Chemicals (epinephrine and norepinephrine) released during times of stress can lead to uterine and cervical changes and can interfere with the oxygen and blood flow to the developing fetus. Women who had a difficult time coping with chronic stress during their pregnancies were more likely to have babies that were born prematurely or of low birth weight. The hormonal changes a woman experiences during pregnancy can also make coping with stress a real challenge. top
How Jin Shin Jyutsu can help!
A relaxing Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure treatment can significantly reduce the various tensions and the physical symptoms that are caused by stress. During the session the woman lies face up on a comfortable table or bed, fully clothed for about one hour while the practitioner with gentle finger tip pressure works on various points on the body. The points known as "safety energy locks" are held in specific patterns and sequences called "flows" depending on what is needed to bring the body's energy into balance. The hands are used as "jumper cables" to recharge the " battery of life" enabling the body's circulatory functions to work properly. At the end of each session the client is given "self-help" instruction that they can use to help to relieve stress/tension on a daily basis.
A Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure session can focus on a specific physical disharmony such as neck and back pain, or emotional issue like constant worrying, or for general relaxation, energizing, or for stress reduction. New mothers find relief from stress of parenting as well as breast feeding support and it helps the body's recovery from the stresses of labor and delivery. Hormonal issues and menstrual disorders can also be addressed with specific flows as can headaches and digestive disorders. Jin Shin Jyutsu facilitates our bodies own profound healing capacity and promotes optimal health. Although the experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu is unique to each person and for each session, deep relaxation is the most common effect as well as a general sense of well-being. It is a dynamic powerful tool to restore balance and harmony to the body mind and spirit.
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