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Often, we are so overwhelmed with our daily routine that we are left feeling stressed out and anxious. As we do not know how to relax our brain, we end up developing several health complications like depression, heart diseases, fertility problems.

 A foul mood prevents us from experiencing so many beautiful things that life has to offer. We tend to develop a negative attitude towards life. Almost 75-90% of all visits to the doctor in America are related to stress. But then, we have several relaxation techniques for anxiety and coping with stress which can help to keep us rejuvenated so that our life remains on track.

Learning to relax is not a difficult task at all as we all have an innate ability to do so. Remember the times when we were young and nothing could bother us. It is just that we have got so involved with our routine works that we have forgotten how to relax. There are several relaxation techniques which are quite useful for stress relief, but the efficacy of each method varies from person to person. However, there are some ways to bust the stress which I am sure, will be useful to all.

Relaxation through a massage

Muscular tautness and rigidity due to tension can be loosened with the help of mild, unhurried but firm massage stokes. More and more people are opting for massage therapy to counter stress and anxiety and to relax. It also has the added benefits of increasing muscular flexibility, reducing the blood pressure, improving the blood circulation and boosting the body’s immunity. Using aromatherapy oils for the massage is all the more energizing. It is better to seek professional help for a massage but certain massage techniques are simple enough to be done on your own.

We can massage the sides of the neck, shoulders, arms and sides of the backbone by making small, circular motions with the fingertips of the opposite hands. We can, similarly, massage our arms and around the joints. Fingers will benefit by stretching. Gently pounding the calf and thigh muscles with the fists can loosen them up and relieve the tension accumulated in them because of prolonged sitting in one posture.

Soaking in a hot bath after a massage session is a very effective means of relaxing.

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