Relaxation massage techniques to ease away tension
Stress takes its toll on body and soul. But what is stress and what can we do about it?
Essential stress is really the way in which we react internally to things that are happening externally. in other words, its our reaction to life. The environment, lack of sleep, insufficient exercise, a poor diet, negative thoughts – these are all elements of stress that are part of our everyday lives.
Some experts have suggested that stress may even have a positive action and that we need an element of stress in order to motivate us and to spur us on. Dr Hans Selye, a leading stress researcher, believes that there are two main levels of stress; eustress which is a moderate, productive kind of stress that gives us energy and encouragement and distress which occurs when we are under too much pressure and start to manifest symptoms of stress related illness.
But we can learn to control stress by building up our resistance to stress. We can protect ourselves from physical stress such as environmental pollution and extremes in temperature, from chemical stress such as additives and too much fat in our diets, pesticides and alcohol, nicotine and caffeine.
We can also build up our natural immunity through diet. Relaxation is also a very important part of a balanced lifestyle and an excellent means of dealing with stress and maintaining maximum vitality. Energy and vitality come from having a combination of enough sleep, nutrients, exercise and relaxation, so it is important that you find enough time every day to spend relaxing.
There are a variety of relaxation methods, from massage to meditation, which can help to alleviate both physical and mental tension. Which method works best for you depends very much on your individual needs. Some find that a good massage does more for them than a session of yoga, while others get great relaxation from meditation.
The powers of relaxation cannot be underestimated in counteracting stress. Good health depends on balance and although you may find that you don’t need much time to yourself, denying yourself this precious time may eventually lead to ill health.
Ripple is a mobile massage and beauty service that comes to you across Australia, making it easy for you to take some time out of your day to relax. More details are at www.ripplemassage.com.au or call us today on 0438 567 906