Cortisol is the stress hormone that surges through when the kids are driving you batty, you’re trying to balance work and life, during a strenuous workout, when you’re anxious or go through trauma. Too much cortisol can wreak havoc on your body and cause an array of symptoms such as sleep disturbance, weight gain, headaches, and high blood pressure.
Cortisol is also your body’s natural “flight or fight” response that allows you to think and act fast when faced with risky situations. So it is natural and necessary—playing an important role—but many people have an overactive response to life’s stressors. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of relaxation and reducing your cortisol levels.
The Importance of Relaxation for Reducing Your Cortisol
How to reduce cortisol
With added stress and anxiety like never before—thanks to the global pandemic and high inflation, constant rate rises— the role of relaxation has never been more important. There are ways to help reduce your cortisol levels such as Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation, deep breathing, stretching, sleep and visualising, but one of the best recovery treatments is through complete relaxation.
Feeling zen and relaxed can be hard to attain when you’re surrounded by disruptors in your home environment. We recommend a visit to a Recovery Lab near you and get acquainted with the first non-drug based neuroscience technology taking the world by storm. Global renowned motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, is a huge fan of these relaxation treatments as it works on one’s mind to help reduce stress. It’s called NuCalm and you’ll only find it at Recovery Lab.
What is NuCalm?
There are three simple steps to achieving relaxation through NuCalm.
NuCalm Light-Blocking Eye Mask: Even when you close your eyes in a room, you can have light perception. A blackout eye mask will remove any distracting visual stimulation to enhance your state of relaxation. NuCalm biosignal processing disc is attached on the inside of your left wrist where there is a key acupressure point. This special biosignal disc sends signals to your brain to decrease brain activity to help you relax. This imitates the stages your body normally goes through in preparation for sleep.
NuCalm Noise Cancelling Headphones: You won’t be listening to rain or the call of the humpback whale, you’ll get two slightly different binary beats from each ear. This creates a third beat, making it difficult for your brain to concentrate on anything other than the binaural beat. It’s suggested that you start out with a 30 minute NuCalm treatment and progressively build your way up to an hour.