We all know, ’tis the season to be jolly. Unfortunately, with the heightened, often unmanageable demands of the holiday season, ’tis more often the season to be stressed out.
And so begins the season’s vicious cycle: stress spikes your cortisol levels, which depletes your immune system and drains your energy . This swings the door wide open for colds, influenza and ailments far more serious to let themselves in and spoil your festivities.
According to a paper published by the The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio on Stress and Wound Healing, a study conducted on medical students demonstrated a remarkable decrease in the rate of healing when under stress.*
In a sample of 11 dental students, mucosal punch biopsy wounds placed in the hard palate healed an average of 40% more slowly during an examination period than during a vacation period, which was rated as subjectively less stressful by participants . This effect was remarkably reliable: every student in the study healed more slowly during exams than during vacation.
The Healing Power of Touch:
Beyond providing a quiet reprieve from the mayhem of the Christmas malls, massage has been scientifically proven to restore the immune system by promoting lymphatic drainage and decreasing cortisol production. Using aromatic oils and soothing lotions, massaging hands can ease away stress, anxiety and tension while relieving sore muscles.
Healing Touch is an energy therapy that uses gentle hand techniques thought to help re-pattern your energy field and accelerate healing of the body, mind, and spirit. The goal is to purposefully use the energetic interaction between you and the Healing Touch practitioner to restore harmony to your energy system.
This process balances and realigns energy flow that has been disrupted by stress, pain, or illness. It eliminates blockages in the energy field so that you are in an optimal state for healing to occur. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care.
iTouch Signature Massage:
A Sublime exclusive, this restorative treatment integrates energy balancing and various massage and bodywork techniques customized to your specific needs. Our massage therapist will focus on harmonizing the body, mind and spirit as a whole.
Reiki is an ancient and sacred Japanese healing art that creates a deeply meditative and healing experience for body, mind, and spirit. This energy balancing technique attunes the energy flow within the body and allows for ones natural healing processes to occur. It improves the body’s flow of Chi through energy pathways called chakras and meridians.
The body is made of many integral parts that are designed to be self-correcting. Its job is to maintain balance and the free-flow of energy. Chakras are an energetic gateway – like the power stations of our body, bringing it to life, and keeping it healthy. Each chakra is associated with different parts of us and they need to be in balance for us to feel good.
There are seven major chakras connected to and a part of the body. They have the ability to receive, assimilate and transmit energy. Balancing your chakra will release tension and fatigue, leaving you feeling refreshed and more connected.Please wear loose fitting athletic clothing for your comfort during this session.
Nutrition for Immune Boosting and Optimum Health:
Staying healthy in this day and age can be difficult and is often confusing. This consultation is designed to give you sound, medically supported nutrition advice tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle requirements. Topics include appropriate food choices and supplements, easy ways to eat well, and food combinations suitable for your highest well being.
It is important to manage your stress levels throughout the year as it affects every aspect of your life and your health. Please laugh, love and relax this holiday season and peace be with you and yours in the New Year.
The Team at Sublime
*source: Stress and Wound Healing – Lisa M. Christian,abd Jennifer E. Graham, David A. Padgett,Ronald Glaser, and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaserbcea Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio