4 results for tag: cortisol


A-Z of Massage – what is Swedish Massage?

There are so many varieties of massage around with so many different descriptions, how do you know what you're going to get? Here's a straight forward explanation for anyone who's ever wondered "What is Swedish Massage"? This was published on the WellDoing.org blog on 16th September 2014

Massage your way to hormonal health

Would you like to manage your monthly cycle with poise? Do you dream of  a life where you can cope with challenges even when your period is due? This exclusive video will show you an easy massage routine that can dramatically change your hormonal health for the better. Massaging your belly for five minutes a day, just before you go to bed can have an amazing impact on - PMT period pains heavy bleeding hot flushes irregular bleeds bloating emotional issues connected with your belly and uterus digestive issues and IBS Regular massage can also benefit women who are interested in maximising their reproductive health ...

Tired, Irritable or Bloated? Find out how stress affects PMT

Before your period are you ever raging, bloated or fatigued? Are you familiar with monthly food cravings, poor self esteem or depression? What do these things tell you? It's rare to find a woman who isn't, at one time or another, plagued by symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Sometimes I feel that the only kind of norm is change, because our natural state is to be in flux. Stress affects PMT in many ways. Yin yang Our natural state is to move through cycles of yin and yang in sync with our menstrual cycles. But for many of us it often more a case of managing followed by not managing, rather than expansion followed by contraction. Stress Long term ...

How to get more oxytocin

You probably know about Oxytocin and birth, but do you know how crucial is it for the rest of us? Taking a ride I was on the tube the other day watching an English sheepdog enjoying the ride. There was a sudden bang and the dog became anxious, the lady sitting next to the dog stroked it's head to reassure it, the dog calmed down. The lady began to smile, stroked some more, then the whole carriage started to smile, soften and breath a little deeper. That is the oxytocin effect. Cortisol addiction We seem to be addicted to cortisol in our lives; forward motion, busyness and activity are valued over stillness, quiet and being. This has a ...