Chronic Stress: 6 Strategies to Help You Heal

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Alicia Divico

Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in addiction therapy

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Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can all be debilitating and chronic. Chronic mental health issues or stress can cause many physical and memory problems. Everyone carries their distress differently; some ways distress shows up would be difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, upset stomach, headaches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and IBS. If there is no intervention, these symptoms can get worse and cause more problems for us including memory loss, difficulty with decision making, and difficulty functioning. However, there are many strategies that can help enhance the healing process.

Here at South Tampa Wellness Spa, we pride ourselves on helping our clients relieve the physical and mental effects of various illnesses. In this blog post, we will share some of the most effective strategies to recover from ailments due to mental health conditions. We will also take a look at how our services, massage therapy, acupuncture, IV therapy, float tank therapy, and psychotherapy, can help you recover from the effects of chronic distress.

Chronic Stress Strategies to feel better

Use these effective strategies to help you heal and recover from memory loss caused by depression.

Therapy is an important part of feeling better. Counseling can help you understand your stressors and how to best cope with them. Counseling can also help you understand yourself and develop a healthy support system.

Getting adequate sleep is essential for recovery from stress. Sleep helps to repair and regenerate the brain. It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety and gives your body an opportunity to heal. Adults are recommended to get around 8 hours of sleep a night, and sleep hygiene is pertinent.

Eating a healthy diet is another important part of recovering and getting well. Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help to improve cognitive function. Because our food is often deficient in vitamins, supplements can also be useful. Without proper nutrients, your brain and body do not have the tools it needs to refresh daily.

Exercise is an excellent way to boost cognitive function and health. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which helps to improve cognitive function. Exercise also releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. It is the only free tool that is proven to improve mood 25%.

Meditation is a great way to relax and de-stress. When you meditate, your body and mind are able to relax. This is also a practice in mind control, which translates into behavioral change and often mood improvement. Meditation literally benefits ANY issue you are having as our minds are powerful and even a few minutes of pure relaxation helps us improve.

How we help

Message TherapyMassage therapy is one of the most effective treatments for promoting a state of relaxation. It reduces pain and decreases body tension. Massage therapy also lowers blood pressure, and improves focus. Studies show that massage also helps improve immune function. We also offer medical massages, including: deep tissue, cranial sacral, post-surgery, lymphatic drainage, and sports massage. Our masseuse’s all have years of experience and want to help with your mental and physical needs.

AcupuncutreAcupuncture is another effective treatment for destressing. Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the central nervous system, which in turn releases chemicals into the spine and brain. This helps with the overstimulation and hyperactivity related to chronic stress. Acupuncture is also known to help with chronic pain, addiction, and many other illnesses. It can help with infertility, autoimmune disease, IBS, and migraines. Our acupuncturist is also well versed in herbs and supplements and can recommend a combination that would suit your wellness needs perfectly.

IV TherapyIV therapy is a great option for those of us deficient in vitamins. Most of our IV bags have glutathione, which helps cleanse the body, vitamin B, which promotes energy, and vitamin D, which reduces anxiety. Our IV infusions also help with brain fog, focus, and clarity. Because there are 7 different IVs to choose from, the benefits are very extensive, including reducing blood pressure and boosting the immune system. Our IVs are made up of natural vitamins so they have very little risk and high rewards.

Float Tank TherapyFloat tank therapy is an excellent way to meditate! Because the world is so full of stimulation, our all-black tank is the perfect place to unplug and be still. Our tank is also big enough for two, so you can bring someone you feel safe with in order to fully be able to let go. Floating is known to improve creativity, aid in sleep, and release muscle tension.

If you do more than one service at a time, you can get even deeper in your relaxation and see even more of a reduction in stress related symptoms. If you do them all, you can say that you took a true mental health day and leave feeling brand new!

Contact us today

If you are struggling with chronic stress, know that you are not alone. There are many people who have gone through what you are going through and have come out the other side. Here at South Tampa Wellness Spa, we offer a variety of treatments that can ease the effects of stress. Contact us today to book an individual session or find out how to combine different treatments for maximum results.

FAQ Section – Chronic Stress

What mental health conditions can benefit from your wellness services?

Our services are designed to aid in the recovery from various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We focus on alleviating both the physical and mental effects of these illnesses.

What strategies do you recommend for managing chronic stress and its effects?

We advocate for a holistic approach including therapy, adequate sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and meditation. These strategies are key in managing memory loss and cognitive difficulties caused by chronic stress.

How does massage therapy at your spa help with mental health issues?

Our massage therapy sessions are designed to induce relaxation, reduce pain, and alleviate body tension. They can lower blood pressure, improve focus, and enhance immune function. We offer various types of massages, including deep tissue, cranial sacral, post-surgery, lymphatic drainage, and sports massage, tailored to your mental and physical needs.

Can you explain how acupuncture assists in stress relief and mental health recovery?

Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, releasing chemicals that reduce overstimulation and hyperactivity associated with chronic stress. It's also effective for chronic pain, addiction, infertility, autoimmune diseases, IBS, and migraines. Our acupuncturists can also recommend herbal and supplemental support for your wellness.

What are the benefits of your IV therapy for mental health?

Our IV therapy is great for addressing vitamin deficiencies. Most infusions include glutathione for cleansing, vitamin B for energy, and vitamin D for anxiety relief. They also aid in reducing brain fog, improving focus, lowering blood pressure, and boosting the immune system. We offer a variety of IV options, each with specific benefits.

How does float tank therapy contribute to mental wellness?

Float tank therapy is an exceptional way to achieve deep meditation. It helps in unplugging from constant stimulation, improving creativity, aiding sleep, and releasing muscle tension. Our tank is spacious enough for two, allowing a shared experience for enhanced relaxation.

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