What is stress?

Stress is the way our body reacts to tension, anxiety and the taxing activities we must face in everyday life. When the pressures put on our bodies become excessive, we sometimes suffer from sickness and other symptoms.

Are you stressed out?

To find it out, answer the questions by marking the boxes and add up the results.

How to fight stress

To fight stress it's important for you to set clear goals and learn how to choose appropriate activities for a healthy life style. You should change unhealthy habits, receive proper medical treatment and make use of alternative therapies and natural health remedies.

Soothing Yoga

Yoga is a technique dating back thousands of years, which creates harmony between mind, body and spirit. There are specific positions that are especially used for helping us to relax our mind and body.

Comforting massages

Since ancient times, the caress has been used as an instinctive and basic way to relieve aches. Over time, techniques have been perfected which are useful to alleviate tension and stress.

Breathing for the soul

Qi gong, which means “the art of managing the breath”, is an ancient discipline to control breathing through coordinating different patterns of breathing with different physical motions of the body. The technique enhances the body's balance and stamina as reduces stress.

Stress relieving shiatsu

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese technique involving finger pressure to put the chi, or life energy into harmony to increase your health and well-being. Shiatsu sessions are ideal to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.

Calming foot therapy

Reflexology is a natural healing art that helps the body's overall health and relieves aches and pains by applying pressure to the base of the foot, toes, edges of the heels, palms and upper part of the hands. The following massages will relax your body, mind and spirit.

Relaxing herbs

Medicinal plants are a soothing and effective way to relieve stress. Essential oils (listed in the box alphabetically) are made from highly concentrated essences of plants that have similar health benefits to herbal remedies but are used in aromatherapy.

Stress fighting foods

Stress and food are related: a nutritional deficit can cause the body stress. However, eating a balanced diet helps to fight illnesses and face everyday stress and pressures.