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Five Ways to Manage Stress

6th April 2016

Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun – plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.

While this is more of a long-term goal to attain, there are some things you can do that will give you immediate stress-relief and make you feel better almost instantly.

Here are some of our top tips to help you manage stress.

Still Your Mind with Meditation

Meditation and mindful thoughts help the mind and body to relax and focus. Meditation can help people see new perspectives, develop self-compassion and forgiveness. When practising meditation, people can release emotions that may have been causing the body physical stress. Much like exercise, research has shown that even meditating briefly can reap immediate benefits.  The effects of meditation are cumulative so you should try to meditate every day.

Energise and Invigorate

Spring into action for immediate and long-lasting effects.

Exercise benefits your mind as well as your body. Research has shown that even a 20-minute walk, run, swim or dance session can immediately reduce stress, an effect lasting several hours. Exercise is an important producer of endorphins, your body’s natural “feel good” chemical!

Smile and Laugh Your Stress Away

Did you know our brains are directly connected with our emotions and facial expressions? When people are stressed, they often hold a lot of the stress in their faces. Laughs or smiles can help relieve some of that tension and improve the situation. Our facial massages are also a great way of relieving facial tension. Read more about these in our spa menu.

So next time you’re feeling under the pump and stressed out, have a good chat with a friend or family member who never fails to make you laugh – you won’t regret it!

Phone a Friend

Even if you don’t feel like having a laugh make sure you still call a friend, send an email, or drop in for a cup of tea. Sharing your concerns or feelings with another person helps relieve stress.

But it’s important that the person whom you talk to is someone you trust and whom you feel can understand and validate you. If your family, for example, is a trigger for stress it may not help if you share your problems with one of them.

Pamper and Massage Your Troubles Away

Treat yourself with a pampering spa package.

One of the simplest forms of stress-relief is massage. As we hold tension in our bodies our stress becomes physical. Massage deeply relaxes your muscles, allowing you to sink into a deep state of calm.
Some of our most popular stress relieving spa treatments are our Ayurvedic treatments: Shirodhara and Journey to Ananda. Find more about these treatments in our comprehensive spa menu.

Massage also has many other health benefits, increasing blood circulation and helping to detoxify your body through stimulating the lymphatic system, as well as the nervous system. Even a single 1-hour session can significantly lower your heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels – all contributing to a more balanced body, mind and spirit.

Call to action: Book in for a spa treatment and massage at Onyesha Spa Pinelake – Perth’s best day spa. A pampering spa package can also make a great gift for stressed friends or family – treat them to a special Spa gift voucher that’s sure to treat both mind and body.

Or why not visit the day spa with your loved one? Relaxing and recharging together can be a wonderful bonding experience for mothers and daughters, couples or team building with work colleagues.

Simply call our Perth day spa on (08) 93068335 or contact us online.

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