De-Stress & Relax

Are You Feeling Stressed or Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed or stressed by everything going on in your life? Maybe you just want to take some time out and relax and recharge your mind and body before everything gets on top of you.

Urban Recharge offer float therapy, massage and sauna services, all of which can help reduce stress and help you restore balance to your physical, emotional & mental health.

Below you find some details on how each of these therapies can help you relax and reduce your stress levels to help you decide which one might be the most beneficial to your circumstances.  

How Can We Help?

Floating

The reduction in sensory input to the brain and nervous system that comes from being in a float pods has been shown to help reduce stress. 

As the water in a float pod is saturated with epsom salts, a great source of magnesium, you will absorb magnesium into your body during the session. The magnesium sulphate actually inhibits a hormone that drives your adrenal glands to release cortisol, a stress hormone.

Chronically high cortisol levels are a symptom of stress so inhibiting the release of this hormone reduces the levels in your body, therefore lowering your stress levels.

 

Massage

Massage naturally triggers a relaxation response. It encourages your body to slow down, bringing it to a more calm, relaxed state. It encourages an emotional response that triggers the body’s natural happiness and relaxation hormone, serotonin which helps stabilize our moods.

Stress also causes involuntary tightening and tension in your muscles. By massaging these muscles, they will begin to ease the tension and send signals through your nervous system to your brain that the tension has been released which will also trigger seratonin production.

Sauna

Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.

–Amy Myers, MD