Feeling stressed out?
Feeling down, tired and exhausted, blame it on stress. After a long day’s work or after being stuck in traffic for several hours, do you feel stressed out? When we say stress we generally associate the word; with being upset or overwhelmed and feelings of anxiety, threat and frustration. Everyone, at some point in their lives, has been exposed to certain amounts of stress, may it be stress from school work and office deadlines, stress from personal and professional relationships or stress from daily tasks and chores. Stress is inevitable; it is present in every situation we encounter. Everyday experiences can potentially become stressful; an event that can lead to unfavorable consequences, that is why it is very important to know how to properly cope with stress and practice ways and techniques to de-stress.
What is stress?
By definition stress is the change people go through after failing to meet the physical, emotional and psychological strains and demands of everyday life. Stress has both positive and negative effects. Stress can make a person alert, focused and energetic, getting him on his feet and enabling him to respond well, during challenging situations. Stress can also lead to burn-out, which causes exhaustion, wearing the body down. Constant exposure to stress can also contribute to the development of certain diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, depression, obesity and cancer.
Beauty treatments for stress relief
Stress in any degree can be effectively managed. There are numerous ways to deal with stress; techniques people can use to control their stress levels, instead of it controlling them. Talking out your frustrations and channelling your negative energy to productive activities like arts, music and fitness, can significantly reduce stress levels. Fun hobbies and activities can be used as stress diversions. Beauty treatments such as facials, manicure, pedicure and massage can effectively relieve stress.
A good facial treatment not only exfoliates, cleanses, hydrates and tones the skin it also promotes relaxation and stress relief. Gentle facial massage targets specific pressure points on the face which relieves muscle tension and stiffness, minor aches on the head and neck can also be minimized.
Manicure and Pedicure
With manicure and pedicure treatments, stress relief starts with physical contact. Having someone hold your hand or your feet, in itself is already relaxing and comforting. The human touch is a very effective tool for stress relief. The goal of manicure and pedicure treatments is to clean the toenails and fingernails and in order to achieve this, time and effort needs to be invested. People who are stressed out can benefit a lot if somebody pampers them. The time they spend enjoying this pampering experience can relax their hand and feet and at the same time divert their minds to a non-stress state.
A full body massage has a lot of benefits, stress relief being one of them. Massage therapy helps relieve stress by promoting a sense of relaxation, calmness, care and comfort. Massage also uses touch to provide a holistic pampering experience. Massage therapy is also considered as a complementary treatment that can increase the efficacy of standard medical treatments, not only does it remove body pain and muscle stiffness as well as relieve anxiety and depression; it can also boost the body’s immune system.