Many of our guests here at Carson visit us to relieve stress, and for good reason. There are lots of natural stress relief techniques available here, from soothing mineral water baths to relaxing massages. We’re sure you’ll be eager to try them when you read this list of 5 ways stress affects your body. These are just a few of many adverse effects stress has on the body. So check them out and then book a stress relieving stay with us!
One of the most common effects of stress is an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. This is because stress raises your heart rate causing what’s known as a “fight or flight” response, where your body is trying to be prepared for a crisis. Relieving stress with a hot mineral water bath or customized massage will help you lower your heart rate and stress levels, which will make it easier to sleep.
2. High Blood Pressure
Another effect of the heightened heart rate that stress causes is high blood pressure. This can have permanently harmful effects on your heart health. Luckily, hot mineral baths can promote healthy blood circulation and relieve stress at the same time. It’s a great way to get your heart healthy.
3. Weight Gain
Stress makes it harder to stay motivated to do things like go to the gym. Plus it produces high levels of cortisol, which makes you crave unhealthy, high calorie foods. Luckily if you take the time to practice self care by getting a massage, working out, or taking a bath, then you can lower your stress levels and manage your weight more easily.
4. Weakened Immune System
Stress and lack of sleep can severely weaken your immune system. If your body is busy fighting off stress and tension all the time, it doesn’t have the energy to fight off illness as well. That’s why people often get colds when they’re under lots of stress. To help your immune system, take a hot mineral water bath at Carson’s vintage bathhouse and then get a good night’s rest. You’ll thank us later.
5. Muscle/Joint Tension
When we’re stressed our bodies tense up in anticipation of a threat. This is again related to our “fight or flight” response. Your body sense you’re in danger and tries to prepare itself. Unfortunately tense joints and muscles can cause pain and discomfort long term, which is why it’s so important to try to relieve that tension by stretching, getting a massage, or taking a mineral water bath.
So you see there are many adverse physical effects to constant stress, but they’re also easily preventable if you take care of yourself. So head over to Carson’s vintage bathhouse for the day or book a whole weekend with us to both relieve your stress and combat its effects.