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Best relaxation techniques for stress relief

Best relaxation techniques

Stress has become a common problem in the world, manifesting itself in many forms that each of us tries to fight it in his own way: by doing sports, listening to music, practicing yoga or by pursuing relaxation sessions etc.

To fight against stress , relaxation is nowadays a very popular solution because it can be done according to our stress level and its generating factors that we can experience in everyday life.

To help you overcome all this, we will propose in this article a series of methods to help you live a healthy and balanced life and make you feel happy and satisfied.

But what is relaxation?

A man doing yoga in a relaxing atmosphere

Relaxing picture of a man doing yoga on a yoga mat

Relaxation is a whole process that aims to reduce negative feelings and stress. In psychology, it is an emotional state that removes anxiety, stress and fear to bring feelings of security, well-being and calm .

Relaxation is a medical practice that is considered to be part of alternative medicine, but it is not recognized as a medical treatment in all countries.

This does not prevent its use known for several years among Asians as a way to be reborn they say, the relaxation is recently a method used in the West and in Africa.

If it is done in a very solemn way in Asia, it is done with less etiquette in the West and Africa, or even at home.

Indeed, tips have been developed in this sense, so there are a multitude of tips and products designed for relaxation, ready to discover them?

Let’s go …

Relaxing baths:

Relaxing bath with bath salts and cosmetics on a side table

A photo of a relaxing bath with a side table with bath salts on it

In order to combat prolonged stress, what is better than taking a bath? But not just a normal one. A bath with a strong fragrance and a magical effect can relieve the twists and turns of stress, provide health for our body, and relax our mind at the same time. In short, water and magic!

Shower balls, shower gels and shower creams are designed with soothing products to bring a feeling of relaxation.

They are mostly composed of organic products, herbs or even essences known for their calming and relaxing effects such as lavender, known to bring a wave of well being thanks to its unique scent as well as orange blossom used even for massages because it brings relaxation and reduces anxiety favorably .

As a product, there is also donkey milk that is very commonly used now, but its regenerative and soothing properties have been widely known since ancient Egypt, because it is said that Cleopatra and Queen Poppea of ​​Rome both used donkey milk in their baths . Donkey milk is now present in several products designed to relax.

Even in the spa, the use of relaxing baths is not only limited to making people feel happy, it is a moment of peace and tranquility in our daily life.

Teas:

photograph of a teapot pouring tea into a teacup and background out of focus

Teapot pouring tea with yellowish color into a tea cup with the background out of focus

The consumption of tea is not limited to pleasure, but is widely known for its ability to help digestion . This miraculous beverage has many benefits to offer us. In fact, tea can help build a Zen attitude.

Relaxing teas have very diverse ingredients that are meticulously chosen. The most famous ones are:

  • Chamomile:

Chamomile essential oil with a jar full of chamomile petals

Jar of chamomile petals with a container of chamomile oil in yellow color

It helps relax nerve cells providing a sense of well-being to help calm down and even help sleep.

  • Linden:

It is known for its tranquilizing effects, it has psalmodic virtues so it acts on stress, sleep and anxiety.

Relaxing it helps regulate sleep. It is highly recommended for pregnant women to calm them down and reduce pain-related stress, anxiety and heart palpitations.

  • Orange blossom:

A soldier against insomnia , orange blossom relieves tension. It is mainly composed of 40% linalool and is an antidepressant that helps relaxing muscles.

These different ingredients are sometimes combined to bring much more relaxation. Indeed most teas are a combination of its different herbs preferentially consumed in the evening for a total relaxation of the muscles and thus promote a harmonious relaxation of all senses.

Essential oils:

Thanks to the virtues they offer, and due to the increasing demand for them, essential oils are now widely available on the market. The use of essential oils for therapeutic or medical purposes is what we call aromatherapy (you can check an article about it in our blog).

To better help you choose essential oils, here is a list of those that are best known in aromatherapy:

  •  Lavender oil

Lavender oil bottles with lavender strings around it

Lavender oil bottles in yellow and purple and lavender plants around

This oil is valued for its calming effects on the body and mind and its ability to reduce anxiety.

According to a study published in the International Journal of Nursing Practice, it was found that using a 3% lavender oil spray on clothing could be effective in reducing work-related stress for three to four days.

This essential oil can be found in a variety of aromatherapy products, including bath salts and massage oils. These products are an excellent choice for enjoying the fragrance and soothing power of lavender.

  • Bergamot essential oil

Bergamot orange fruit in green color

Bergamot orange in green color with a white background.

An oil that is widely used in aromatherapy. Coming from the rind of a citrus fruit known as Citrus bergamia, this essential oil can help reduce your stress. Even if research made on the effects of bergamot essential oil still quite limited, some studies has shown that this essential oil can help in reducing the stress and promoting relaxation.

  • Lemon essential oil

Cut lemon, folded towels, essential oils and some sugar

Lemon essential oil indicated by cut up lemon and lime next to folded towels and essential oil bottles

Derived from the leaves of the lemon tree, this oil has been shown to have calming and anti-anxiety properties in preliminary animal studies. Rich in linalool which is a compound found in many foods and flowers such as orange, grape, lavender … etc. This oil is often used by aromatherapy practitioners for stress relief, mood enhancement, sleep promotion or to alleviate depression .

Finally, we want to point out that stress is a normal feeling that everyone has experienced, regardless of his age or social status. In fact, the most important thing is to know how to deal with it by transforming it into a source of energy to increase your productivity and efficiency without forgetting to relax and find your rhythm of life to feel better and in good shape.

Comment below to share with us your secrets to relax and enjoy life to the fullest.

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