It’s important to take time out of your busy schedule to relax and recuperate. Many of us find it difficult to put our schedules and more importantly, our minds on hold. At Physioflex, we believe in taking time for both your mind and body.
A practice that many of our staff partake in is yoga as it not only allows the body to stretch, but there’s also an element of mindfulness which assists in further relaxing the body. It helps to relieve everyday stress by helping you reach peace for both the mind and body and it also improves your fitness at the same time.
Aromatherapy is another common practice used in our clinic through essential oil diffusers. Essential oils such as lavender, rose or geranium activate your smell receptors which activate certain areas of your brain which result in the feel good factor and produces serotonin. Smelling the scents of these oils can provide a calming effect on your body.
Listening to calming music, like slow classical melody can help to reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure which in turn, reduces stress. In addition to this, music can act as a distraction by preventing the mind from wondering back to unhelpful or stressful thoughts.
There are many more relaxation practices and techniques, but hopefully these three options can help you start on your relaxation journey.