What is adrenal fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome e.g. a collection of signs and symptoms that results when the adrenal glands are too overworked from producing cortisol – the stress hormone – to keep up with regulation of other necessary hormones. Elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease and more. With each increment of reduction in adrenal function every organ and system in your body is more profoundly affected. Adrenal fatigue is most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress. Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels also increase risk for depression, mental illness and lower life expectancy. This syndrome has been known by many other names such as non-Addison’s hypoadrenia, sub-clinical hypoadrenia, neurasthenia, adrenal neurasthenia, adrenal apathy and adrenal fatigue.
According to Dr. James Wilson, D.C., N.D., Ph.D. and author of Adrenal Fatigue: the 21st Century Syndrome, “People are losing their jobs, their homes, their investments and their health in this economic crisis that has now become a stress crisis. The onset of adrenal fatigue is usually preceded by periods of stress.”
What causes adrenal fatigue?
One of the functions of the adrenal glands is to release adrenaline and cortisol in response to stress e.g. “fight or flight” response. During periods of short-lived stress this stress response is beneficial. But in conditions of chronic stress this system can be damaging. Chronic stress results in constant high cortisol levels from the adrenals which leads to adrenal fatigue.
What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?
Signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue may include
- Stress (emotional stress, environmental stress, …)
- Low sex drive
- Body aches
- Lower back pain
- Unexplained weight loss / weight gain
- Low blood pressure
- Loss of body hair
- Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)
Adrenal fatigue treatments at Serene Reflexology
If you wake up extremely tired even after a long night sleep, feel your energy levels are just at a permanently lower level than they used to be, find that the slightest amount of stress leaves you feeling overwhelmed or crave for salt food then you may suffer from adrenal fatigue. At Serene Reflexology we can help you take the steps to support the adrenals and other endocrine glands affected by stress.
Reflexology for adrenal fatigue relief
Our reflexology treatment will help you improve your energy, quality of sleep and your ability to focus and concentrate as well as help avoid adrenal fatigue and other problems that can arise as stress maladaptations.
For more information on how our treatments can help you fight adrenal fatigue please have a look at
- Reflexology treatment at Serene Reflexology – http://serene-reflexology.com/treatments/reflexology/
- Reflexology for Stress Relief – http://serene-reflexology.com/blog/reflexology-for-stress-relief/
Indian Head Massage for adrenal fatigue relief
An Indian Head Massage works with the Ayurvedic concept which goes beyond the limits of healing and places emphasis on balance. Working on the chakras through Indian Head Massage has a powerful effect in bringing the energy of the body back into balance. Our Indian Head Massage treatment will immediately relieve stress and promote relaxation by attacking the physical symptoms thus allowing for a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation and opening your body to better rest. For more information on our Indian Head Massage treatment please have a look at http://serene-reflexology.com/treatments/indian-head-massage/.
Reflexology & Indian Head Massage combo for adrenal fatigue relief
Serene Reflexology also offers a combined Reflexology and Indian Head Massage treatment where the benefits of Reflexology and Indian Head Massage work together for effective adrenal fatigue relief. To book your “combo” treatment for adrenal fatigue relief today please click here.