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Relaxation Techniques to Help You De-Stress

After a long day at work, it’s natural to search for ways you can relax and watch all of your stress melt away. Finding relaxation methods that work for you might seem complicated, but there are a number of simple techniques that you can try out. Once you’ve incorporated your favorites into your daily routine, you can observe a noticeable difference in your stress levels on a day-to-day basis. Here are some of the easiest and most enjoyable relaxation techniques that can help you de-stress naturally.

Muscle Relaxation

Whenever you find yourself in a stressful situation, you may notice that your muscles become tense in response to the trigger. To combat this reaction, you can try engaging in muscle relaxation. This technique requires you to deliberately tense each muscle group and then relax it slowly. The purpose of this exercise is to help you become aware of the difference between tension and relaxation, which can teach you how to relax whenever you’re caught up in stressful circumstances.

Taking a Bath or Shower

There are few things more relaxing than coming home to a refreshing bath or shower. Hopping into the tub is more than just a method to cleanse yourself. By immersing yourself in hot water, you can also relieve tension and relax your muscles. You can further enhance the effects of a hot shower or bath by building a steam shower. Showers that contain extra steam help to raise levels of oxytocin, a hormone that improves interpersonal bonds and fights feelings of depression.

Listening to Music

Have you ever noticed how your mood seems to instantly improve after you put on your favorite song? As it turns out, there is a scientific reason for this phenomenon. Listening to music has been shown to combat symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Calm and slow-paced songs can even decrease your blood pressure and lower your pulse and heart rate. In addition, focusing on the music you’re listening to prevents your mind from racing with stressful thoughts. Whether you play music in your Thermasol shower or in bed before you sleep, this relaxation technique is both enjoyable and highly effective.
Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life, but it can be properly controlled with these relaxation techniques. Remember to be patient with yourself as you try out each method and choose the one that is most appropriate for your needs.

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