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Natural Relaxation Tips

Updated on January 19, 2018

Relax Naturally With Real, Organic Lavender

What can you do when you’ve had a bad day and you really need to relax, but you want to do it naturally?
There are quite a few things that you can do. It just depends upon your health, where you are and how much time you have.

One of the most well known tips that has been offered for generations by herbalists and doctors alike has been using real, organic lavender herb flowers and buds and lavender essential oil to help promote calmness, but there are more simple and natural solutions that you can try.

Lavender is often suggested as an aid to relaxing and the herb can be used in sachets; in ceramic holders; inside of pillows; in a body balm and in the bath.

First, See Your Doctor

Please ask your doctor before you try any of these to make sure these tips are safe for you to do because not everyone can do all of these. You want to rule out any health problems that could make things worse.

How to Begin to Relax

Create a relaxing atmosphere if you can by having a cup of organic herbal tea; do some deep breathing; playing some soft, relaxing music then darken the room a little and grab a lavender sachet or dream pillow to softly scent the area and help to set the tone.

Roll Your Way to Natural Relaxation

Start out with a few very slow shoulder rolls.
A shoulder roll is when you shrug your shoulders up and then slowly bring them around First roll both of them to the front together a few times and then roll them to the back together at the same time. Then roll them one at a time to the front and then to the back.
These will help to relax you neck and upper back and can sometimes help to relieve a headache too.

If you feel any pain, stop and ask your doctor about it !

Relax Naturally With Style

Relax or travel in style by using a hand-sewn eye mask,  neck pillow and/or sachet sniffer that has real lavender herb inside.
Relax or travel in style by using a hand-sewn eye mask, neck pillow and/or sachet sniffer that has real lavender herb inside. | Source

Get Your Head in the Game

When the name of the game is relaxation, start at the top.
Put a warmed towel across the shoulders and sit up straight and slowly allow your head to drop down to your chest while keeping your shoulders up straight.
Let the weight of your head pull it down for about 10 seconds and then slowly wag your head back and forth a little to loosen those muscles.
Make a little game of it if it helps by counting how many times you wag your head back and forth while you tell your stress to take a hike.

Now, you want to rest your neck and breath in a soft scent of lavender so sit back in an easy chair or recline on the couch and put a naturally scented neck pillow behind your neck for support and just relax and listen to the music for a little while.

If you have a bad headache, really need to relax or get a good night's sleep, you can also use a naturally scented eye mask pillow with real lavender inside to shut out the light and give you more of the all natural lavender scent.

*Try to always remember to use a washable eye mask liner too to keep your eye mask clean as it has real lavender inside and cannot be washed.

For Those Really Bad Days or For a Nice Treat, Try a Soak

A warm bath or shower can help to loosen up those tired muscles.
I love to use my handmade All Natural Bath Salt Teas that are wonderful for a good long soak in the bathtub and that works best, but they can also be used in the shower too.

The warmth of the water mixed with the salts and herbs do wonders for taking all of that stress right down the drain - ahhhhh !

After all of This, I Hope You Feel Great and More Relaxed

If you still need more to help you to relax, a massage at a local spa would do wonders for you if you can afford to get one.
Acupressure can also do wonders to get after those tough super tense muscles and loosen them up some.

Look for a Place Near You to Find the Items You'll Need to Help You to Relax Naturally

Try to find a local place near you to get the herbal teas; herbs; sachets; and pampering eye masks; neck pillows and other helpful tools that might help you to relax.
Look for local, handmade products whenever possible to support your local area craft vendors.

© 2009 Diana Burrell-Shipton

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      WriterBuzz 7 years ago

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These are great tips. Shoulder rolls and head drops do wonders to take away tension.

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      copperpenny22 8 years ago

      What an interesting and helpful Squidoo Lens! I will have to learn more about relaxation.

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      blueskiesplusllc 8 years ago

      Beautiful Lens! Thanks for the great tips!

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      loraseverson 8 years ago

      Great lens on relaxation. After the pilates class I just had, I could use a bath with some lavender bath salts!

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      Baysbeauty 8 years ago

      I love this Lens!! Easy to read with some great helpful tips. I love how you have pictures of your products. I am a huge buyer of your products and have always been 100% happy with everything that you have sent to me.

      Your All Natural Bath Salt Teas are just the best and I'm in need of more. I just love to relax in my tub with your Bath Teas, so relaxing and makes you oh so soft all over.

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      maryrussel 8 years ago

      Thank you for the helpful relaxation tips.

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