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Reducing Stress to Combat Heart Disease: A Holistic Approach to Men’s Health

May 31, 2024 09:00AM ● By Jessica Scofield-Chichester, PhD, Rev.
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Heart disease remains a leading cause of death among men globally, underscoring the urgent need for effective preventive strategies. Among the various risk factors, stress is notably significant due to its direct and profound impact on heart health. This relationship highlights the necessity of managing not only physical health through traditional medical means, but also integrating lifestyle changes that address stress.

Holistic health approaches play a crucial role in this integrated strategy by offering services that reduce both physical and mental stress, contributing to overall heart health.

Chronic stress significantly affects the cardiovascular system. It contributes to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease, and other deleterious factors such as unhealthy cholesterol levels and physical inactivity. The body’s response to stress, known as the “fight or flight” system, triggers a cascade of biochemical reactions that can increase inflammation and damage arteries, promoting the development of heart disease.

Holistic Stress Reduction Techniques and Their Benefits

Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared sauna therapy offers considerable benefits for stress reduction and heart health support. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air, infrared saunas use carbon fiber panels that emit infrared light, penetrating the body deeply. This deep penetration allows for a more intense detoxification process, which is up to seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. 

Benefits: Research indicates that using an infrared sauna three times a week for 20-minute sessions can reduce the risk of heart disease by improving circulation and lowering blood pressure, mimicking the heart rate increase that occurs during moderate exercise.


Hydromassage uses high-pressure jets of water to provide a deep tissue massage without direct physical contact. This advanced form of massage therapy induces deep relaxation and significantly reduces physical symptoms of stress, improving circulation and reducing muscle tension. Hydromassage can mimic the therapeutic effects of a traditional 60-minute, deep tissue massage in a condensed 20-minute session.

Benefits: Research, including studies published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, has shown that massage therapy, including Hydromassage, can reduce stress hormones like cortisol by up to 31 percent and increase neurotransmitters that aid in reducing depression. The pressure from water jets during a Hydromassage session stimulates blood flow, enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients, which aids in reducing muscle soreness and improving overall cardiovascular health. Effective in reducing pain associated with muscular tension and chronic conditions like arthritis, Hydromassage has been recognized for its therapeutic properties in studies such as those found in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Hydromassage offers a consistent and effective therapy session, delivering deep tissue manipulation benefits in a shorter duration, making it a valuable option for individuals seeking efficient stress relief and physical therapy.


The BioCharger is a cutting-edge therapy that uses a spectrum of energies, including light, frequencies and pulsed electromagnetic fields to revitalize the body’s natural electrical systems. This therapy enhances overall wellness by restoring energy and promoting cellular rejuvenation, which can broadly benefit heart health and reduce stress-related symptoms.

Benefits: While specific studies on the BioCharger are limited, the use of similar technologies has been shown to positively influence the autonomic nervous system, thereby reducing stress and potentially lowering the risk of hypertension and heart disease. Exposure to specific electromagnetic frequencies can enhance mitochondrial function, crucial for energy production and cellular health, supporting cardiovascular efficiency. Improved heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of the cardiovascular system’s ability to adapt to stress, is associated with reduced risk of heart disease. The BioCharger therapy aids in improving circulation, enhancing overall heart health.

BEMER Vascular Therapy

Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation (BEMER) Vascular Therapy is another innovative approach that uses electromagnetic fields to stimulate the body’s circulatory systems. This non-invasive therapy enhances microcirculatory blood flow by up to 30 percent, which is critical for delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues. Increased blood flow not only supports cardiovascular health, but also improves the body’s natural healing processes and immune function. 

Benefits: Research indicates that regular use of BEMER therapy can lead to significant improvements in cardiovascular function and overall physical health, making it an effective tool in stress management and heart disease prevention.

The holistic approach to reducing the risk of heart disease in men involves more than just symptom management; it requires a comprehensive strategy that addresses both the mental and physical aspects of health. Through innovative and traditional wellness therapies, individuals can significantly reduce their stress—thereby improving chances of reducing the risk of heart disease.

Rev. Dr. Jessica Chichester, PhD, a visionary and the founder and CEO of Haute Healing Oasis, brings more than 25 years of experience in health, wellness and spiritual science to her role. An acclaimed Hall of Fame athlete and a master conduit in energy medicine and healing, she employs ancient techniques to instruct individuals on energy transmutation. She organizes international psychedelic retreats for healing. For more information, call 203-595-5304 or visit

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