Learn to relax and de-stress  

news: Learn to relax and de-stress  

This is where we need to learn to relax and manage stress. Relaxing and taking time for ourselves is highly beneficial to our health and wellbeing. Starting with a simple breathing exercise done daily you can reduce stress. Take yourself away to somewhere quiet for a few minutes, sit or lie down and place a hand over your abdomen. Inhale slowly through your nose taking the breath deep into your stomach and then exhale through your mouth. Repeat this for another nine times.


Regular meditation is one of the most proven forms of stress relief. The idea is to sit calmly and focus on something such as repeating a mantra or concentrating on a candle flame. This enables the mind to free itself of clutter leaving it feeling clearer. There are lots of books available to help you with a meditation to suit you. Alternatively joining a meditation class is a fun way of bringing calm to your life.


Massage is a great form of healing and a voyage of awakening. Elemis Stress-a-way Deep Tissue Muscle Massage is a wonderful treatment to relieve specific stress and muscle tension, the deep rhythmic pressure massage gives the whole body a workout. Combined with specially blended massage oils of lavender, chamomile and melissa to soothe and relax.


Yoga has increased in popularity as people have begun to realize its benefits and that there is much more to it than sitting/standing in strange positions. Designed to improve your body, quieten your mind and increase the vital flow of energy, the practice of the poses aids in developing your body by toning and stretching the muscles giving you strength and suppleness. It is very important to find a good teacher as it is often difficult to tell if your position is slightly out, so you need to be well guided.

Make bath time special

Turn bathing into a real treat, so for 20 minutes turn the phone off and give yourself the time to escape. Light some candles and use an aromatherapy bath product to unwind like Elemis De-Stress bath oil. This bath oil is a deeply soothing synergy of uplifting pure essential oils – bergamot, melissa and balancing geranium. This blend melts away tension and harmonizes both mind and body.


Each day set a few moments aside to think about your worries and problems and try to do something positive about them, and then afterwards try not to carry them around with you for the rest of the day. Try and laugh more as this really is, as the saying goes, the best medicine.

Just a few simple changes can help you lead a more fulfilled and stress free life.