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What is stress?


The word stress is usually used to describe the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope.

During these times we often feel overloaded, under tremendous pressure and very tense or emotional. Stress affects doesn’t discriminate between young and old and is a completely normal reaction that all human beings will experience from time to time.

There are two categories of stress : 

External stressors are those sources of stress that you have an awareness of, like work or financial pressure, even trauma experiences of life. 

Internal stressors are the sources of stress that are inside us and we are not always as aware of them, and they bring with them an unsettled feeling, a sense of uncertainty, unrealistic expectations. 


Physiologically your body is preparing for a fight, flight or freeze response. Short term this response works perfectly. However, our modern day stressors are not something we can out run, sometimes they are not even visible. Excessive stress over a prolonged period of time can lead to mental and physical illness.



Stress has many symptoms some of which include:

  • Migraines

  • Skin problems

  • Not healing from injury

  • Over tiredness

  • Insomnia

  • Sweating

  • Indigestion

  • Heartburn

  • Chest Pains

  • Heart palpitations

  • Sexual problems

  • Loss of appetite or overeating

  • Depression

  • Inability to make decisions

  • Crying often

  • Fear of failure

  • Lack of humour

  • Hopelessness

  • Low self esteem


What can be done

Managing stress levels are surprising simple, the key is having consistency with what you know works for you.

Stepping away from the screen to take a walk in nature in the sunshine is immensely effective. Having an awareness of your feelings and taking a few deep abdominal breaths. 

Moving your body regularly, eating and sleeping well. Talking to someone you trust about the pressures you are feeling will all go a long way. You need to have a stress management strategy – if left unmanaged stress will manifest into bigger health problems such as depression, a nervous breakdown, heart disease, high blood pressure, skin conditions or even burnout - which is now recognised as an occupational conditioning according to the World Health Organisation.



At Remedi, we have an array of treatments that can help alleviate the symptoms of stress and teach you ways that you can prevent stress from affecting your day-to-day life. Please click on any of the treatment lists to find out more information




Meditation – The stress reaction in the body is triggered several times a day, Meditation affects the body in exactly the opposite ways that stress does—by triggering the body's relaxation response. It restores the body to a calm state, helping the body repair itself and preventing new damage from the physical effects of stress.


Breathwork – Breathwork exercises, especially deep breathing, counter the effects of the stress hormone in the body. Increases the oxygen supply to the brain an engages the parasympathetic nervous system promoting the state of calmness.


Hypnotherapy - Hypnotherapy aims to break negative thought patterns and responses to stress and instead provide you with a more healthy reaction. This is done via the subconscious - the part of our mind that works automatically and without us realising.  


Rebalance Impulse – This is a non-invasive stimulation and cognitive training device based on applied neurosciences, devoted to fighting stress and preventing health problems. After a few (sometimes only one) 30 minute sessions, each user discovers their ideal relaxation method and unlocks the keys to controlling stress.


Infrared sauna - Our award-winning Sunlighten infrared sauna is another tool that is clinically proven to boost wellness in many aspects, including alleviating stress.

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