The stress of the day can take its toll on all of us, whether you are a CEO of a big company or a housewife with tons of chores to handle.

It’s time to manage all that stress and get your relaxation on!

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Wake Up Wisdom

Try to spend a calm moment before jumping out of bed and starting your busy day. Taking the time to stretch will help you start your day on the right foot. In this exercise, focus on gently relaxing your mind and body:

  1. Lie flat on your back and take a few breaths.
  2. Notice any areas in your body that are sore or tense.
  3. Gently raise your knees to your chest.
  4. Wrap your arms around your knees and breathe deeply
  5. Let your knees slowly drop to one side.
  6. Enjoy the stretch in your back and hips.
  7. Take your time in the stretch, then switch sides.

When you’re ready to get out of bed, slowly roll to your side and push yourself up with your hands

 

Massage at Our Spa

Massages are very relaxing. The relaxation response is a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decreases, and your muscles relax. The relaxation response also seems to increase the available level of serotonin, which is a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts.

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Soak your troubles away.

Have a nice relaxing soak in the tub. It was how you got ready for bed as a child, but it works for adults, too. Or take your shower at night and set the alarm clock for 15 minutes later in the mornings.

 

Set the tone for the evening with essential oils.

We sell many great relaxation products. Bergamot, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang, patchouli and sandalwood are all excellent choices if the goal is relaxation. Diffuse the oils in your space for a minimum of 20 minutes, and your home will become a sanctuary of relaxation instead of an arena of chaos. Keep the artificial lights at a minimum, and let the long summer days fill your home with natural light.