Seven Easy Ways to Restore
Your Body and Mind
Life can be stressful sometimes, and stress can be bad for your body and mind. While a little stress can push you to find a solution to your problems, too much stress taxes your body’s systems. Finding time in your life to relax and de-stress is important to both your health and your well-being.
An escape to Barefoot Oasis Foot Massage and Spa may be just what you need to rest your body and spirit. Our quiet atmosphere and thoughtful staff will help you forget your cares. But even when you don’t have time to visit us, you should still make the time for relaxation.
Here are seven simple ways to help you relax and de-stress when life becomes too busy:
1. Create something.
A recent study released by Drexel University found that no matter what your talent level, creating a work of art reduces stress levels. Let your creative side out to play now and then—it’s good for your health.
2. Stretch it out.
Staying in one position for too long can strain your body and cause you pain. Take a little break now and then and have a good stretch. You’ll feel better.
3. Pass it on.
No, don’t pass on your stress! Pass on your kindness. When you extend kindness to someone, your tensions slips away. Plus, you’ll be easing someone else’s stress as well!
4. Take a deep breath.
Controlled, deep breathing helps to calm your mind and lower your blood pressure. When you allow your diaphragm to fully expand, you increase your oxygen intake. Deep breathing also focuses your mind on the process of breathing and distracts you from dwelling on your problems.
5. Go for a walk outside.
Walking in a natural setting will soothe your mind and body. Exercise is always good for stress relief, and getting in touch with nature further enhances the benefits.
6. Bring nature to you.
Bring the power of nature into your home with essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. The scents of these botanicals can have a positive effect on your mood. Essential oils made from lavender, bergamot, blue tansy, red mandarin, and chamomile are particularly known for their stress-reducing properties.
7. Laugh out loud.
Combining the benefits of exercise and deep breathing with a sprinkling of mirth, laughter really is the best medicine. Amazingly, engaging in laughter makes you happier even if you don’t feel like laughing.
Find Your Oasis of Relaxation
Barefoot Oasis’s foot reflexology massage will soothe your soul and your soles. Our full body massages are just the thing to de-stress after a busy day.
Stop by and let us help you find your oasis of relaxation.