LowCountry Wellness Center

Healing by the Grace of God through touch...

Welcome to LowCountry Wellness Center, Neora's Anti-Aging & Wellness and 
Edenhope Farms Website 
Beaufort's Oldest Rehabilitative Massage Center, Since 1990.

How Can I Help You Feel Better, Reduce Your Stress and Get Rid Of Your Pain?  READ ON!

Times are tough, the economy is hard.  People are working harder and longer.  Stress affects more than just your mind.  It affects your whole body.  And you can't just crawl into a corner and shut down. 

Stress Response System

Your Stress Response system (SRS) is what responds to the stress you are under on a daily basis. When it is over taxed it can actually kill you. The work that is piling up on your desk, the anxiousness building while you are sitting in traffic on the bridge, trying to balance your budget, relationships with your spouse or significant other, children or elderly family members, not having enough time in the day and especially not having enough time for yourself can put too much stress on your body and health. Having a healthy stress response system will allow you to deal with or respond to the stress in a healthier more efficient way.

What happens to your body when under stress?

Your body responds by sending out more adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. The brain increases the output of the hormone cortisol.  Too much cortisol causes muscles to tighten, blood pressure to rise, immune levels to fall, limits the brain's ability to make decisions, and increases the retention of fat.  Under stress, the brain also limits the release of the hormone seratonin.   Seratonin helps you sleep, calms anxiety, and relieves depression.  Simply put, stress will limit your performance. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances the brain's use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.

Your stress response system usually will quiet down on its own after the stress has stopped. But since most stress is ongoing, the body is always responding to stress. An uncontrolled increase in adrenalin and cortisol can have a negative affect on health. Over exposure to these and other stress hormones can disrupt almost all your body's processes, increasing your risk of obesity, insomnia, digestive problems, heart disease, depression, memory impairment, physical illnesses and other complications.

A healthy SRS allows reactions that are appropriately gauged to the circumstances: big reactions to big threats; small reactions to small threats.  Furthermore, people who have a sluggish SRS also tend to have more stress responses, more often, to less threatening stimuli; those responses have longer lasting effects on the body. This type of person fumes in a long checkout line, frets in heavy traffic and explodes when the dog gets into the garbage. This person may have a sluggish, but overreactive stress response and a tendency to develop depression.

Massage will actually improve your physical well being by stimulating seratonin production in your body, effectively reducing stress hormones and their effects.

 Clinical studies have shown how massage provides the following specific benefits:

  • Sleep better
  • Repair damaged muscles
  • Reduce or even eliminate the frequency and severity of headaches
  • Prevent and reduce the pain or repetive stress injury
  • Increase Cognitive function

Scope of Practice: 

The intent of my practice is to help get the people that come to me out of pain, and keep them that way.  I work hard to learn new techniques that will make me a better therapist and ultimately help you.  I believe that if you are pain free, you will feel good enough to refer others in.  So come and try the newest in holistic techniques that can get you pain free and being active again!

My office is located at Edenhope Farms - 90 Marsh Drive, Lady's Island.  An all natural, organic farm, where you may purchase fresh free range organic eggs right off the porch!! 

 Please come visit us!

You can also contact me at my e-mail address:  1muscledoctor@gmail.com

Please let me know what your needs and questions are, and I would be more than happy to assist you.  

  LowCountry Massage is owned and operated by Cynthia Allison.  

Therapy sessions are by appointment only, please call 843-597-1010, USE THE LINK below and book online or email for appointment or information. 


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