5 Tips To Relieving Stress
What is stress?
Stress means something different for all of us. We have all experienced it, felt it, and lived it. But while stress and anxiety are very common experiences for most people, It affects every person differently. Understanding how to relieve stress is the first step in feeling like you can control it. It’s unlikely that stress will ever leave our lives. In some form or another, stress will always be there, so it’s important that we give you the resources to relieve it effectively.
Here are 5 simple tips on how to relieve stress in the most effective ways possible.
1. Caffeine Intake
While some studies show that caffeine boosts mood, every person has a different caffeine intake they can tolerate so it is important to determine what yours is. High doses of caffeine can create concern for your stress levels and overall anxiety. Consider staying under 4 cups of coffee per day, and even far less depending on what your tolerance level is. This will help your caffeine levels stay low and your stress level to lower. You are sure to see a difference!
Such a simple quick way to alleviate stress is through exercise. Consider exercising often so that you are able to accurately see results and a lower stress level. Exercise can lower your body’s stress hormones while helping to release endorphins to improve your mood in the long run. You will notice your sleep patterns and habits start to improve and you will begin waking up much fresher and alert. Get a routine started today and start seeing the results!
3. Deep Breathing
During a Massage at Massage Customs, we will walk you through breathing exercises while you get your massage, so you can remain calm and alert. However, we understand that unfortunately, every time you may be feeling stressed you can’t run to get a massage. We have some simple tricks and tips that will help you remain calm and less stressed. Start by taking three deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. It’s important to do this at least three times. We also recommend lying flat on your back and continuing to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.
4. Music that Calms You
Most people get a sense of relaxation or peace when it comes to music. It can give you a presence of calmness and relaxation. Combine a massage with the type of music or playlist that calms you. At Massage Customs, we want you to feel stress-free so when you come in for a massage we give you access to our music so that you can choose whatever calms you, from pop, country, classical, or even R&B. It doesn’t always have to be oceans and flutes!
5. Getting a Massage
A massage is a great way to relieve that stress that just keeps piling up. At Massage Customs we offer custom and specialty massages. Our custom massages are tailored to meet your needs. They include a combination of techniques from Swedish, deep tissue, sports, cranial sacral, reflexology, and myofascial. Our specialty massages focus on just one of those techniques, but they are still to help you relieve that stress that has been weighing you down. Through our personalized experience, you will feel at ease and comfortable no matter which option you choose.
All of us at Massage Customs want you to be able to live a stress-free life and become the best version of you! So, book an appointment with us today and be on your way to a stress-free life that you deserve!