Stress is a difficult thing to pinpoint. While the human body is designed to release stress signals in times of potential danger, the fast-paced nature of today’s society leaves many people suffering from chronic stress. Here are a few of the most common causes of stress.
- Health Issues. Ironically, one of the number one causes of stress is health issues. Whether it’s a new diagnosis, a chronic condition, or fear of future sickness, health factors certainly play into stress and can exacerbate existing levels of stress. Additionally, people often develop stress over a family member or loved one’s health condition. The American Psychological Association claims 55 percent of individuals report their own health causes them stress, while the same percentage say a family member’s health issues cause them stress.
- Work-Related Problems. Whether it’s not earning enough money to make ends meet or a hostile work environment, people often report their job as one of the primary stress factors in their life. This often causes even bigger problems at home. When you come home continuously agitated or stressed, you are apt to take out frustrations on loved ones or participate in potentially dangerous activities (smoking, drinking, etc.).
- Personal Relationships. The third common cause of stress refers to issues with personal relationships. These could be arguments with a spouse, significant other, parent, or child. You can also become easily stressed when conflicts arise between other members of your family, even if you aren’t involved.
- Traumatic Events. Not every cause of stress is so gradual. Sometimes a traumatic event like the death of a loved one, natural disaster, PTSD, or some other life-altering situation can cause significant stress in an individual’s life.
Benefits of Floatation Therapy
Thankfully, there are ways to cope with stress and promote relaxation in healthy ways. One such way is floatation therapy. Through the sensory depriving nature of floatation tanks, floaters can reduce stress, pain, anxiety, and more. The weightlessness allows joints and muscles to relax, inflammation to subside, and stressful thoughts to clear.
Northwest Float Center
At Northwest Float Center in Tacoma, Washington, we offer the perfect place to try floating for the first time. If you are suffering from stress related health issues, work related problems, personal relationships, a traumatic event, or anything in between, give floatation therapy a try.
Contact us today for more information, and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.