Stressed Out? Stop in to Zandi K. for a fix…
Are you stressed?
Who isn’t stressed these days?! We are so constantly bombarded by stimulation and stressors in the world around us that our bodies and minds rarely have a chance to take a break. Over time stress can lead to a buildup of the three stress hormones; epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and cortisol. These hormones were originally designed for the flight or flight response. They increase our heart rate, raise our blood pressure, and increase muscle tension. In a short term or acute case of stress, these things aren’t harmful but over time these things negatively affect your overall health. Chronic stress leads to high levels of cortisol build up in the body which can be linked to numerous conditions including cardiac problems, respiratory problems, lymphatic problems, insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, OCD, increased appetite/weight gain, addictions and constipation.
Activating the parasympathetic Nervous System is the key to recovering from the stress in our daily lives.
We can do this by simply taking a moment to check in with ourselves. It could be as simple at taking a few long deep breaths, taking a walk, a warm bath, a massage or facial, any form of exercise and especially yoga. At our Denver Aveda Salon we strive to create simple rituals that help activate the parasympathetic nervous system and relieve stress. From the first aroma you smell when walking into our salon, to the warm cup of comforting tea, to an aromatic sensory journey, to the hand and scalp massages given during your service. These are all additions to the experience offered in our salon that help our guests relax!
To take is one step further Aveda has created a new line that uses specific aromas designed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and is clinically proven to reduce stress. Stress-fixTM body Lotion, Concentrate and Soaking Salts are all Ecocert certified organic. Their aroma, infused with French lavender, lavandin and clary sage from organic farms, is clinically proven to relieve feelings of stress.
Need some extra TLC? Try our Stress-fixTM Massage.
It is a whole massage specifically designed to relieve stress. It focuses on the main areas of stress in the body which are the neck and shoulders, but incorporates the rest of the body. Using the Stress-Fix aroma blend of grounding Clary Sage and soothing Lavender throughout the treatment we will stimulate 16 different acupressure points clinically proven to reduce stress and use hot steam towels to relieve muscle tension on the spot. We address the body head to toe and focus on breath techniques that induce relaxation. Book your Stress Fix Massage today and see for yourself the amazing results!
-Zandi K. Massage Therapist: Stina Nelson