April showers may bring May flowers, but “stress storms” are common this time of year. Tax deadlines can leave you feeling run down and even depressed. Realistically, you will never completely eliminate stress from your life, but there are steps you can start taking today. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Start a stress- less lifestyle by incorporating these three relaxation strategies into your routine.
Take Time - It’s important to carve out 15 minutes a day (daily meditation), one day a week (designated “Me” time) and once a month (monthly therapeutic massage) to devote time and energy into establishing a positive mind/body connection.
Tension Release - Give yourself a designated time each month to release mental and physical tension, lowering the risk of stress piling up to levels that can lead to negative health results. Make physical movement and massage a regular occurrence on your calendar.
Reinvigorate - Massage loosens common stress carrying muscle groups - your hips, back and neck. It increases circulation and nutrition to the muscles helping to overcome fatigue. Your mind will also be sharper, helping you maintain a more consistent focus on all of your day-to-day activities.
By implementing these three habits, you are well on your way to avoiding a “stress storm” this spring and giving yourself the opportunity to manage your lifestyle. The skilled massage therapists at Elements are available to listen to your individual needs and use the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience.