Fight or Flight

In 2013, a study conducted by the Australia Psychology Society, involving over 21,0000 people aged 18 years and over, 73% reported that stress was having an impact on their lives, with almost 1 in 5 reporting that stress was having a strong to very strong impact on their physical health.

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The two main stress hormones the body makes are adrenalin and cortisol.  They behave very differently from one another and they send different messages to the brain.  However both have the power to influence if you bounce out of bed in the morning or it you want to hit that snooze button (again and again).  These systems can effect whether we feel calm, anxious, happy, sad and these emotional states can impact on our level of self-care and self-esteem.

As I tell my client - nothing in the body stands alone.


Lets have a look at the first level of stress effects on the body.

Stage 1
*The flight or fight response
*Elevated and consistent adrenal output
*High cortisol attempting to dampen the inflammation caused by adrenalin
*Anxiety
*Panic
*Insomnia
*Irritability


Remember it is what you do every day that impacts on your health and energy, not what you do sometimes. At Arrows, I understand about the body systems and the overall impact on your health. Book your remedial massage appointment and find out how I can help you to help your body feel better.