Physiotherapy for Stress Relief: How It Can Help You
Prolonged stress is never good for anyone. It can lead to deteriorated health and illnesses. Managing that stress is so important for having a long and healthy life. If you have trouble letting it go, physiotherapy can help you get back on track.
Stress affects you by triggering your fight or flight reaction, causing your body to release adrenaline and noradrenaline. It’s a primitive response, designed to handle random moments of stress. However, our times are much more stressful than those of the hunters and gathers from ancient times. With chronic stress, it can cause problems like depression, fatigue, inflammation (which is the root cause of all major diseases), and pain in the neck, back, and shoulders.
Choosing physiotherapy to manage stress is a smart move. You can have it done in the privacy of your own home at your convenience. It works to correct imbalances in your muscles, improve your strength, and reduce your pain. It can also benefit you in other ways.
Reducing cortisol levels
Cortisol is the hormone that your body releases during times of stress, one that can keep weight on your midsection. Your physiotherapist can help you lower it by showing you how to breathe diaphragmatically to improve your relaxation and concentration.
Reduced sensitivity to stress
Physiotherapy requires certain exercises practices. These regular exercises can help reduce your stress by half or even more. When you do them, you’ll find your stress symptoms subside.
Tossing and turning all night? Stress can keep you up at all hours, but with physiotherapy, you’ll learn relaxation techniques, how to improve posture, and how to find the right sleep positioning to get better quality of sleep as well as duration. Your physiotherapist can design a plan to help handle your sleep problems.
Stress is usually to blame when depression takes hold. When you work with a physiotherapist, the exercises you’ll be doing will relieve that stress and depression as well as prescription antidepressants in just a few months. With continued exercise under the care of your physiotherapist, you’ll run a better chance of avoiding a spiral back into deep depression.
Better quality of life overall
It doesn’t matter how stressed you are or your physical condition. Physiotherapy can help restore you mentally and physically. You’ll have an improved physical condition, better self-esteem, and your entire quality of life will improve. It’s the change you need to do yourself good from head to toe, inside and out.
Don’t let stress take you down. Schedule an in-home physiotherapy treatment today and start your path back to physical and mental wellness!