The relevance of Osteopathy in stress relief

How Osteopathy can help with stress relief

Who hasn’t been stressed these days? Modern life seems to have been designed to permanently challenge our physical and emotional states which can have long-lasting negative painful effects on our bodies.

In evolutionary terms, the human body is designed to react to stressful situations. But when that stress is around for prolonged periods the effects can cause physical symptoms, including muscle tension and pain.

Emotional stress can also increase muscular tension, especially at the base of the neck, head and jaw, irritating nerves which can upset the blood flow to the brain, causing headaches and a general feeling of discomfort.

On top of that, we’ve made things even more difficult for our bodies by stressing them with hours hunched over computers without a break, or subjecting them to long car journeys with no thought about posture. The cumulative result isn’t just about aching muscles, neck strain and headaches; it can also result in a low immune system leading to longer-term ill health.

The good news is that an osteopath can do something about it.

In fact, many people find our treatment methods are very relaxing as they mainly use massage techniques and gentle stretching to ease the muscles and release the tension. And when your muscles are more relaxed, you’ll find you have more energy, a stronger immune system a greater sense of well being.

Osteopathy is a holistic therapy in that, as every part of the body is connected, we will treat it as a whole. We may well find that poor posture is to blame for stress-related pain, in which case, we can give you lots of advice on how to improve it.

It’s a simple solution which will lead to positive health benefits, leaving you better prepared to cope with the pressures of the modern world.

 

If you’re having muscular problems as a result of stress and tension, contact us at info@hitchinosteopathy.co.uk or call 07709 497555 to find out how we can help and what the treatment will involve.