3 Ways To Reduce Stress


Stress is something that can be detrimental in all aspects of life. It can lead to lack of sleep, to physical illness such as heart conditions and high blood pressure, to mental conditions like anxiety and depression (and stress itself), and it can cause problems with relationships and employment. In short, stress can ruin every part of your life, so if you are able to reduce the symptoms and feel better, then it will be worth looking for ways to do this.

Remember, of course, that ‘feeling stressed’ is somewhat different to being diagnosed with stress. The latter is something that a medical professional is best placed to help you with. The former is something you should be able to cure yourself if you take the time and really get to grips with the issue. Here are some ways to do it.

Have a Massage
A massage is a great way to reduce how stressed we are feeling Places like massage rehab therapy Orlando can help to re-balance your hormones, and this is crucial when managing stress. Stress causes your body to be flooded with cortisol. Since this is known as the stress hormone, it’s plain to see that this is not a good thing if the levels are raised in the bloodstream. A little cortisol every once in a while is healthy — it helps you to stay alert and safe, and sets up the ‘fight or flight’ mode for you. However, too much cortisol means that you are constantly on your guard and feeling worried, and this is not good.

A massage will reduce the amount of cortisol in your body by promoting the production of serotonin, the happy hormone, which fights cortisol and lessens its impact. Not only will you feel good during the massage, but your body will be more aligned and you’ll feel good for some time afterwards as well. 

Use Supplements
Sometimes stress can be caused, or at least worsened, by a lack of some vitamin or nutrient in our bodies. If this is the case, taking supplements can help greatly. Herbal tea, for example, is a wonderful way to relax, and as it is completely natural, it’s healthy too. You can sip your tea when you relax and de-stress, and you will feel much more at peace.

Essential oils can also be useful. Lavender, for example, is good at helping people to drift off to sleep. You can put a few drops on your pillow or take a bath using essential oils and you will feel much less stressed afterwards.

Soak in the Tub
We’ve just mentioned that you can use essential oils in the tub to make you feel better, and this is just one way that soaking in warm water will help you. After a long day, you know that it feels good to have a long bath, so make sure you make time for this. A quick shower is functional and will get you clean, but will it relax you and remove your stress? It’s unlikely, at least not to the extent that a bath will.

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