In the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to think clearly. Your heart beats faster, your breathing gets shallow and your whole body tightens up.
Sometimes these stressful moments seem to never end. Here are a few of our favourite natural ways to relieve stress quickly & effectively.
1. Exercise for Stress relief
Stress is a biological experience that you feel physically. Exercise is arguably the most effective at alleviating any anxiety or stressful emotions from your body. When you sweat, it releases toxins and the stress hormone cortisol to help you feel better after.
You don’t need to lift weights as even a simple 15 minute walk can make a world of difference. Exercise helps your body produce endorphins which are hormones that make you feel good and has a productive effect on your mood.
Exercise is also great for increasing your ability to concentrate and improves your cognitive functions. So the next time you feel like your day couldn’t get any worse, lace up your running shoes and go out!
2. Stimulating Your Scalp To Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Head massages are an incredible sensory experience. There are numerous skin areas on our heads that are filled with sensitive nerve endings. When applied with the right pressure, these areas have an almost instant calming effect on your body that lingers.
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for professional head massages. Simply get yourself one of our WOW Stimulating Scalp Massagers!
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Scalp massages are also great for helping with combating thinning & hair loss. The soft, silicone bristles on our scalp massager are made specially to stimulate the scalp for better blood circulation as well as removing buildup.
3. Aromatherapy for Mental Health
Our sense of smell is also particularly receptive to stimulating scents like that of essential oils. This is why aromatherapy is so effective for reducing stress along with numerous other physical and mental benefits.
There are many ways to use essential oils like adding it to baths or simply inhaling right from the bottle. It has a soothing and therapeutic effect on the senses. For calming effects, you can use essential oils like Bergamot & Ylang Ylang.
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