Leeds, 29 Park Square West
Leeds, 6 Wellington Place
0113 345 5060

London, Canary Wharf
Canada Place Mall
0203 197 9100

28 Queen St
0161 503 5656

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Stress is the body’s mainly physical response to a stressor (i.e. a stimulus or environmental condition). When humans are stressed, the sympathetic nervous system is activated, resulting in a fight or flight response. Typically, stress is described as either a negative or positive condition which has an impact on your mental and physical wellbeing.


  • Memory problems
  • Poor judgement
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Indecision
  • Self doubt
  • Depression
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability
  • Fatalistic thinking
  • Panic
  • Cynicism
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Frustration
  • Chest Pain
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Aches and pains
  • Frequent colds
  • Skin complaints
  • Indigestion
  • High blood pressure


  • High blood pressure
  • Facing changes
  • Worry
  • Feeling a lack of control
  • Overwhelming responsibilities
  • Financial problems
  • Living situations
  • And many more


Research has shown that massage and acupuncture can help treat the symptoms of stress, here’s how:

  • Improving circulation – manipulation of soft tissue and acupuncture can enhance the delivery of oxygen to muscle cells, helping tissues function more efficiently and leading to the removal of waste products and absorption of excess fluids.
  • Relaxation response – during massage and acupuncture, our heart and breathing rate slows and our blood pressure lowers. This in turn reduces the production of stress hormones and increases feel-good hormones such as serotonin. This relaxation response could decrease the physical effects of stress, such as hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, digestive disorders and psychological issues.
  • Mechanical relaxation response – massage of soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) helps the release of nerves and deeper connective tissue.

For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.

Leeds : 0113 345 5060

Manchester : 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf Clinic; (Canada Place Shopping Mall): 0203 197 9100

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For more information, call your local clinic on the number below...

Leeds Park Square & Wellington Place

0113 345 5060

(28 Queen Street)

0161 503 5656

Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ

call: 0113 345 5060

Leeds Wellington Pl
6 Wellington Place

call: 0113 345 5060

Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St
M2 5HX

call: 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf
(Canada Place Shopping Mall)

34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HX

call: 0203 197 9100