Nurturing and Caring for One's Self is a Major component is helping us to manage stress in ways that are constructive and supportive of our health and well being.

Stress as I regularly mention in my articles and blogs is something that we cannot and are not able to totally avoid.

Stress is something that needs to be recognized, also the triggers and how we can learn to identify these triggers.

Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators and other aggressors, so as to act in a fight or flight manner.

Threats from outside predators and aggressors are rare today, but that doesn't mean that life is free of stress. On the contrary, the common elements of stress are obvious such as the death of a loved one, moving of a house, injury, work issues, finances, how people speak and treat us: personal fears and obstacles.

Your body does not recognize the difference between so-called minor stresses to major ones, so as a result you may well that you are feeling under pressure constantly even when you are not.

To help to minimize the harmful effects of stress on our body it is vital that we don't allow stress to control our life, but that we take control..

Taking control of the stress, therefore eliminating the harmful effects it has within our bodies.

When we learn begin to put things into place to help us to cope and manage these stresses this helps us not only to handle the stresses more effectively.

It also sends messages of comfort, confidence, love and self healing within our bodies. Therefore not having a significant positive effect on our health.

A very positive and nurturing process we can put into place is by having regular massage treatments.

How Massage Supports the Harmful Effects of Stress:

#It relaxes and reconnects the body and mind by increasing of endorphins your feel good hormones.

#When having a soothing and balancing massage it will help to regulate messages from your brain through to your nervous system.

#By soothing these nerve impulses and brain activity it will help to improve & restore many bodily functions that are affected by stress.

#The power of human touch is powerful and a highly sensitive form of communication, therefore massage is communicating to your body a sense of caring and love.

#By giving your body that sensitive form of communication it's healing ability is activated allowing you to feel better not only about yourself, but also about life.

#Pressure points, trigger points also known as chakra or energy points these become blocked by stress.

#When massaged there is a clearing of these energy centres therefore allowing improved energy and vitality that becomes depleted with ongoing stress.

#When allowing yourself to become totally relaxed in a massage you will be more likely to talk about the things that are worrying you.

#Just having someone to listen and support you who is not emotionally involved is very balancing and healing.

It is vitally important to find a Massage Therapist that is Professional and Passionate about healing

Including the Healing Benefits of Massage

Major benefits are found with Massage when it is performed on a regular basis and not just occasionally

Total Body Massage is the most effective as this is working to balance your whole body

Empowering You to Optimal Health Julie Doherty N.D

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty is a Fully Accredited Naturopathic & Massage Practitioner with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Ltd.
Having completed Professional Qualifications in Naturopathic Medicine: Herbal Medicine: Homoeopathic, Nutritional Medicine: Holistic Massage Therapy: Body Work: & Natural Beauty Therapy. This has enabled Julie to follow her dream of supporting people to overcome their health issues & heal their body with the use of a combination of Naturopathic, Herbal, and Homoeopathic & Nutritional Medicines & Therapies to become well without causing further harm or complications
Julie is involved in supporting other health care professionals with treatment protocols for people who are on prescription medication, chemo therapy and other related health care procedures
Julie’s vision and passion has been & still is to assist each person to become well with the least invasive & most effective treatments. Whilst working with likeminded people.
Over the past 25 years, Julie Doherty has successfully treated & assisted people with various areas of ill health and disease from the common cold, skin ailments through to cancer.
Julie’s approach is to enable each person to have the best “Quality of life possible” whilst making your treatments effective, affordable and manageable incorporating these strategies into each person's everyday living. Respecting each person's culture and individual characteristics
Julie is a sought-after public speaker, lecturer & author providing community talks, facilitated & implementing professional related courses.
Julie is a published blogger and author who is recognized for her expert knowledge with Self Growth supporting & providing assistance with healthy life protocols.
Julie has been recognized by the Stanford Who's Who and the Continental Who's who for her dedication and recognition of excellence as a Health Care Practitioner, Executive, Entrepreneur and Professional standards of ethics.
What makes the work of Julie Doherty stand out? The successful testimonials of her clients becoming well both-young and old, from a wide range of disease and signs of ill health: It has been commented about her humanness, her humour, her willingness to reveal so much of herself, her belief and commitment to her industry and clients, and the easy-to-understand style of her communicating and her simplistic way of explaining treatments and programs to become well. Her understanding of the interconnectedness when there is a problem with health and it is out of balance that it is never just one thing, so addressing all related causes of the health problem/problems that she addresses with you.
To complement our healthy treatment programs Julie has formulated a Skin, Hair & Body Care Range that is good for you “Just For You”, not only will it have your skin looking great, healthy & vibrant. Your skin needs to be fed good healthy nutrients the same as your body