As a holistic therapist I help to get my clients in the “zone”, helping them to destress and unwind with massage and reflexology. Once they have left me how do they continue to maintain the relaxation. Knowing how to relax is vital for ensuring your health and well-being, as well as restoring the passion and joy in your life. Allowing stress to affect you can lead to depression, illness, weight gain and a general sense of malcontent.
Try some of these ways to zone out for 5 minutes:
Give Yourself a DIY Hand Massage for an instant relaxation that calms a pounding heart.
Try a little Acupressure by rubbing your feet over a golf ball.
Deep Breathing take 5 minutes and focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly. Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through your mouth.
Eat Real Foods
Poor diets full of processed foods, grains, sugars and chemicals put a tremendous stress on the body. For many people (some experts estimate close to 85%), grains can put a huge stress on the body. for a stress-reducing, adrenal nourishing diet, focus on getting your nutrients from fresh, real foods in as close to their natural source as possible. Drink a lot of water and avoid the caffeine.
What you put into your body will give it the fuel to give you energy!