The number of people treated for anxiety by the NHS had quadrupled between 2007- 2011. This escalating figure has been brought to the forefront of medical experts who are spending more time than ever before treating patients for this consuming illness.
There are however a number of alternative suggestions for combatting anxiety related disorders:
First up avoid self-diagnosis! Resources such as NHS direct are almost too easily accessible and may contribute to panicked and false assumptions. If you are genuinely concerned, consult your GP.
Reduce your alcohol intake. “Alcohol is a depressant, meaning over time it can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety and make stress harder to deal with” Drinkaware.co.uk
Cut down on social media. The idea that you may ‘miss something’ with our ever-updating social media platforms can easily spiral, learn to turn off your phone when it is not in use, and use it solely for calls/texts where possible.
Exercise more. Stress and anxiety creates cortisol which needs the ‘feel good’ hormone serotonin in order to balance out. Exercise releases endorphins packed full of serotonin, which is why you feel good after a workout (albeit tired!)
RELAX! Be sure to take time for yourself to re-fresh and re-vitalise. Alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation and massage are becoming increasingly popular, and for one reason- they work! Here at Spa by Kasia we offer a number of de-stress treatments and therapies for everyone from worn-out mums, to executive MD’s, to teens worrying about exams. By targeting pressure points throughout the body a trained masseuse will be able to alleviate stress and anxiety related aches and pains. We offer massage options such as deep tissue, and specially designed chill out massage or face and body sensations which are tried, tested and customer rated, stress and anxiety specific solutions.