This complete training package includes:
- Stress Thermometer™ SC911 click here to read about the Stress Thermometer™
- Time To Relax CD# 115H A CD This CD is a combination of deep muscle and self-directed relaxation techniques. It teaches you to deeply relax your muscles and to send soothing warmth to your hands/feet. A piano plays in the background like a gently flowing brook. Perfect for home training. Do not use while you are driving.
- Warm Hands, Warm Heart A Self-Training Booklet by Dr. Tim Lowenstein. This is a complete self-teaching book with strategies for reducing stress which can lead to high blood pressure, migraine headaches, ulcers, insomnia, etc.
This is not a medical indicator. Seek professional medical treatment from professionals.
How hand temperature relates to stress. The basic rule for interpreting temperature change is simple: “Warm hands are relaxed, Cold hands are tense.” Under stress muscles tense and blood flow is restricted to the main body and shut down from the hands and feet.
When the body’s fight or flight system is activated the muscles tense, heart rate speeds up and blood flow is redirected from the extremities to the muscles, heart and vital organs. As a result finger temperature can show changes of 5 degrees or more in seconds as you prepare to fight or flee a dangerous situation. Our bodies perceive everyday stressors (traffic, deadlines, money, etc.) as an emergency flight or fight event. The amount of temperature change depends on the stressor or problem and how you react to it.