Gut & Stress

Updated: Jul 1

Stress, mood and the condition of your gut go hand-in-hand. Gut bacteria can regulate the production of neurotransmitters important in mood such as serotonin, as well as brain proteins that influence the growth of new brain cells. A compromised gut microbiome has been linked to several chronic diseases, including obesity, asthma, allergies, and even neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism, Parkinson's disease and depression.


Gut-brain axis, gut-skin axis, gut microbiota and gut microbiome, are all critical for cognitive and mental function and the systemic effects of stress on gut function include gut-brain axis symptoms such as;

  • Increased gut permeability leading to the leaky gut syndrome

  • Skin problems - skin are the mirror of our intestines

  • Depression is associated with dysfunction of the mitochondria

  • Elevated oxidative stress markers (imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in your body)

To clear these debilitating health symptoms, it is essential to move well, eat well, clear the body of stress. Shiatsu does all three! A Shiatsu consultation will give you holistic manual therapy to cleanse and heal your digestive organs, an holistic dietary pathway and corrective exercises.


Taoist Abdominal Massage is another non interventionist acupressure treatment that thoroughly cleanses and heals all of the digestive organs, the gut brain and more.

Interested to give it a try? BOOK! Or call Ruth Howard 0448043652

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