Nat­u­ral Ther­a­pies

Make th­ese sim­ple meth­ods a reg­u­lar part of your life to soothe and un­wind, and beat that stress for good!

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Hot Stone Mas­sage A hot stone mas­sage – which is ex­actly what it says it is! – can be an ef­fec­tive method of re­duc­ing stress, as well as re­fresh­ing those tired mus­cles and in­creas­ing joint flex­i­bil­ity.

Mu­sic Ther­apy the power of mu­sic to heal is in­creas­ingly be­ing used in main­stream health­care. Lis­ten­ing to mu­sic, es­pe­cially clas­si­cal, can have the same stress-re­liev­ing ef­fect as med­i­ta­tion or a mas­sage. so tune into clas­sic FM or your favourite cd – but avoid rock mu­sic as it can raise stress lev­els!

Ex­er­cise You only need to do some­thing en­er­getic for 21 min­utes to ben­e­fit from the stress-re­liev­ing ben­e­fits of ex­er­cise. it doesn’t mat­ter what you do – as long as you can feel your heart beat­ing slightly faster than nor­mal and you’re slightly breath­less.

reiki Reiki is a Ja­panese tech­nique which uses hands-on heal­ing to treat the whole body. Many peo­ple find that Reiki, which sim­ply in­volves the ther­a­pist plac­ing their hands on your body, pro­vides feel­ings of deep re­lax­ation, as well as re­lief from aches and pains.

Yoga the poses, breath­ing ex­er­cises and med­i­ta­tion you can learn in a yoga class all help to bring feel­ings of peace and seren­ity to your body and mind – and im­proves heart rate and brain wave pat­terns. As well as be­ing ideal for stress re­lief, yoga also im­proves mood and in­creases feel­ings of well­be­ing.

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