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Fast and Free Stress Relief

Updated on July 9, 2009

"True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment." - William Penn (1644-1718)

Taking time to actively relax is an important part of maintaining your health. Giving yourself time to refresh and rejuvenate gives you more energy and allows you to think more clearly, and be more productive!

Taking a pleasantly warm bath can work wonders for you and is a perfect way to unwind and relax! Try different times, like the end of the work day to help smooth the transition between your work/home life, or right before bed to help you get a better nights rest.

You can create your own sanctuary away from the rest of the world. Water is a powerful rebalancing energy. Allow any stresses or pain to flow out of your body and into the water to be flushed away when your bath is finished. You will be amazed at how much more centered and effective you will feel. When your body is relaxed your whole self is able to operate more harmoniously:

  • Your blood flows better
  • Oxygen is better utilized
  • Digestive enzymes are regulated
  • Synapses in the brain improve
  • Your entire body’s metabolic processes will operate more smoothly.

Playing soft music while you relax in the bath can help quiet your mind and spirit. This is especially helpful if you have outside noises that need blocked. If music isn’t an option, try earplugs to soften any outside noises.

Once a week, take time to exfoliate. For the most deliciously soft skin, mix honey and sugar together to form a semi stiff paste. Soak in the tub for about fifteen minutes to absorb needed water into your skin and then work the honey sugar mix all over your body lightly in small circles. Rinse off and apply your favorite lotion. You’ll be amazed at how smooth and alive your skin will feel after this treatment.

For the most sensual bath time experience, invite that special someone to join you. Can you think of anything more intimate and cozy than a nice warm bubble bath? Keep the candles lit and music playing while you are drying off and then take turns massaging each other with an almond scented massage oil. Let the sensuality linger with slow love making.

These tips will leave you feeling less stressed and ready to face the world again. Repeat weekly as needed.


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