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Best natural stress relievers

December 30th, 2011

As much as we love the Yuletide season, it also brings a lot of stress when we travel, shop, or try to be within our budget. During the holidays, a lot of people are suffering from stress. This negative stress brings a big plate of worries which in the long run may lead to heart disease, anxiety, obesity, depression, or hypertension among others.
Before popping a pill, there are a lot of natural methods you can try to relieve that stress:

Massage

This might be the first thing to come to mind and it has been pretty effective since it has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese, Romans, and other ancient civilizations. It is said to be effective to improve energy channels, decrease pain, relax tense muscles, and improve circulation. Overall, massage does wonders to a stressed mind and body.

Meditation

You only need around half an hour to step back and be aware of yourself. You can do this even with a hectic day ahead. You do not need to spend for anything since all you need is a quiet place and your mind. Spend some time with yourself and just let your thoughts flow. Focus on your breathing and think of a great day ahead of you. This short time of calmness and peace helps you release some stress.

Exercise

Run, do yoga, or maybe join a group doing tai chi and the routine works like meditation. Aside from burning some calories, these activities also gives you some time with your thoughts. Exercising also triggers the release of endorphins which is a hormone that helps us get that good mood.

Organize

Stress is pretty much caused by some form of disorder. You might be stressed because your schedule is a mess, cannot find things at home or in the office, or just keeps forgetting things that you need to do. Organize your life and make everything easier for you. Remove all the clutter. Write down your schedule and things you need to do. Put everything in order and you can see that you have dealt with a ton of stress .

Sleep

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We all have a very busy lifestyle but making sure that you have enough sleep is essential to properly manage that stress. The body needs this down time to do all the necessary repairs. Try to find the number hours which gets you to a great mood. Too much sleep and it can mean you will be a bit depressed and sluggish while lack of it makes us a bit cranky.

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Swedish Massage, What Is It: 2

December 26th, 2009

massage 1So now that you know a little bit about Swedish massage, let’s go ahead and tap into exactly what the difference in between this particular massage and a regular massage.  This particular massage is actually very deeper and the stroking movements that are involved in this particular massage are designed to warm the skin up.

What warming the skin up does is relax all of the muscles under the skin and make sure that you are truly relaxing in every possible way.  Your muscles, especially when you are stressed out can lock up – with Swedish massage, it will relax you fully.

Personally, I love Swedish massage and I think that if you have never had one – you should definitely get one now.

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Swedish Massage, What Is It: 1

December 25th, 2009

swedishThe holidays are very stressful for everyone.  This is especially true if you are either staying with your family or if you are having your family stay with you.  One great way to relax is by getting yourself a Swedish massage.  Not only will this particular massage help you relax fully, but I can tell you that there are a ton of different beneficial effects on the human body.

For example, this particular massage technique was designed to release tension and to improve all of your blood circulation.  It also can help you improve regularity of waste removal and help with all sorts of aches and pains.

In the next blog, we are going to explore exactly what Swedish massage is and how it differs.

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Cupping: Is It Right For You?

July 3rd, 2009

cupping-glass-1For those of you that are not familiar with what this picture represents, it is actually a form of massage called cupping or suction cupping.  There are many different benefits to this creative and unique massage; however, you want to make sure that it is going to be right for you.  Basically, the process of cupping is going to use the power of suction to draw blood to the one area that is experiencing pain.  Whether the pain is in your neck, back, legs or arms, cupping can be used on any part of your body.

Specifically, cupping is used for chronic pain and can be quite beneficial, however, in America, many Americans are still skeptical as of whether or not it really works.  In most cases, this process is not painful at all and is completed in a very short time, however, it looks painful and that is what most people are scared of.

If you are suffering from chronic pain and have tried everything else – what do you have to lose?  You could have a lot to gain from this method though.

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