5 Relaxing Therapies to Try Out

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Life can be stressful and stress can lead to a variety of health problems. To beat the stress, it’s important to take time out for yourself to relax. Whether you’re running around after toddlers or creating presentations for your boss, you won’t be able to give the best of yourself if you don’t get some ‘me time’.

If you’re having trouble relaxing, here are some of the best therapies to try.

1. Massage

There are many different types of massage that have been around for generations. Their tried and tested methods leave the body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. From Indian head massage to Swedish back massage and everything in between, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

Massage also uses an array of essential oils on the skin which have listless benefits. For example, lavender is ideal for relaxation and promotes rest for a good night’s sleep.

2. Float Therapy

Float therapy is an innovative therapy that allows you to feel weightless and totally relaxed. Enter your float therapy tank for a complete sensory experience in a controlled environment. It’s perfect for pain and stress relief.

The tank contains salt which will allow your body to float freely while you relax. If you haven’t tried it before, this is a must for anyone needing to recharge.

3. Facial

There are tons of facials to choose from for all different skin types. Getting a facial is an excellent way to relax while treating your skin to what it needs. Your skin will feel fresh and renewed and your body will feel relaxed.

In addition to this, getting a facial is a great way to build your confidence. When you look your best, you feel your best and it has a direct effect on your mood and energy levels.

4. Meditation

The great thing about meditation is that you can do it anywhere. This ancient breathing technique can help you tackle mental health issues like anxiety and depression, even if it’s in the middle of your day. If you feel overwhelmed at work, find a quiet private place and take ten minutes to meditate.

It can help to change your perspective and re-route your thinking so thoughts of anxiety begin to disappear. It’s great to practice meditation just before doing something you’re worried about.

5. Yoga

Yoga is perfect for helping your body to relax and get the exercise you require for good health. Yoga is another ancient practice that includes body poses, meditation, and breathing. It’s excellent for taking time out of everyday life and doing something on your own time.

You can practice yoga on your own or in a class. Yoga can also take place indoors or outdoors. Many Yogis like to practice outdoors to connect with nature which can also be a great way to relieve tension.

We often put our own needs at the bottom of the priority list. Taking time to relax often only happens if there’s time left over. Make a change today and make your relaxation a priority.

Got Something to Add?

What do you do to relax and unwind? If your go to is something that isn’t on our list, please share your tips with us in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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