Managing Stress Naturally
Today, few people can say they are immune to the effects of stress. For most of us, life seems to become busier and more hectic with each passing year. Stress reduction is critical in maintaining good health; however, it is unrealistic to believe that anyone can live completely stress-free. Instead, a more realistic goal would be to eliminate the stress you can, and learn effective coping skills to manage that which remains. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through Relaxation Therapy.
Relaxation Therapy is a group of simple, natural techniques that relax the body while teaching it to deal more effectively with stress. These include deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, guided imagery and music therapy, to name a few. To be most effective, Relaxation Therapy should be practiced on a regular basis. With practice, the body learns to relax faster and easier and the benefits to your health and morale become evident and long-lasting.
Relaxation Therapy has these significant health benefits:
- Relieves muscle tension & anxiety
- Decreases blood pressure
- Slows & regulates heart rate
- Reduces insomnia & fatigue by producing deeper, sounder sleep
- Reduces stomach problems by aiding in proper digestion
- Increases focus, memory, concentration, self-confidence & self-esteem
- Promotes more energy & productivity
- Helps keep the immune system healthy
- Improves overall feelings of happiness & well being
Relaxation Therapy promotes wellness and healing, it is a great complimentary therapy for those recovering from injury or illness. In fact, for this purpose, guided imagery is now being practiced in hospitals throughout the United States.
For more information about Relaxation Therapy, call 410-544-9127 or visit the Tranquility Bay Wellness website.
Managing Stress Naturally with Relaxation Therapy
Guest Contributor: Terri R. Marshall, CHSMS, CWC