Did that statement just stress you out? I hope not, but it’s likely that we’ll all feel a little frazzled for the next few weeks.
If you’re too busy to schedule a massage for yourself, or to practice some yoga, you might still be able to find a little relief with a simple yet powerful breathing exercise, Alternate Nostril Breathing. The instructions are pretty much right there in the name: you inhale first through the left nostril (while blocking the right nostril with your thumb) and then exhale out through the right (blocking the left nostril with your ring finger. Then reverse by inhaling through the right and exhaling through the left. It helps to slow the breathing, causing us to become more mindful and relaxed, and induces a wonderful feeling of calm and clarity.
More info can be found here: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2598
Lately, I’ve encountered several people who were unaware that women could receive massage during pregnancy. They certainly can, and prenatal massage can provide a lot of benefits for the mother-to-be. Some of these benefits include decreased anxiety and pain, better sleep, and less complications during labor.
Prenatal massage is typically performed with the woman lying on her side, propped in a comfortable position with several pillows, and the session is designed to help her relax and let go of some of the stress and discomfort that can arise during this special time.
Women should discuss massage with their healthcare providers, and then make sure they find a knowledgeable massage therapist who knows how to take the proper precautions.
Have you ever tried Tapping? Here’s your chance! http://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/eft-stress-relief-audios/
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a great way to relieve stress quickly and easily, just by tapping on a few specific points on the face and upper body. This downloadable CD teaches you what to do, and then leads you through some guided meditations for the morning and evening. I’ve been using it for several months, and especially love the morning session–it really helps me start the day off on the right foot.
Check out the link, and give it a try!
In case you’re one of those people who waits and waits to get a massage, stop putting it off! You already know it makes you feel wonderful, but check out this link that will help you realize how much massage has to offer: Massage Benefits: 9 Healthy Reasons to Make an Appointment Today!
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I think many of us who have experienced the benefits of therapeutic massage will be glad to see that science is confirming what we’ve long known: Massage is a powerful tool for pain relief!
I am happy to announce that I will now have some Saturday massage availability at my Jacksonville location, so if you’re in the area and you’d like a massage, please give me a call!
Also, I have recently made a business page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnalisaKDerryberryLmt . If you feel so inclined, I would appreciate a “Like!”
Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your day!