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