Alternative therapies can help you chill out
Tired? Stressed? Alternative therapies are an increasingly popular way to chill out, and some techniques can also be used to treat minor physical problems.
We all know how relaxing a massage can be. In addition to stress relief, a good massage can boost circulation, relieve tension and help treat sports injuries.
There are various forms of massage, each aimed at addressing specific needs. If you just want to relax, aromatherapy massage uses essential oils such as lavender to boost the process.
Or, for more serious aches and pains, try deep tissue massage – just be prepared to feel sore afterwards.
CAR KEYS AND REMOTES "FREE REMOTE KEY FOB BATTERY" 01482 423414 ...View details
FOR ALL YOUR CAR KEY NEEDS CALL US NOW ON
SNAPPED KEYS, LOST KEYS, KEYS LOCKED IN VEHICLES,
WE ALSO REPAIR 90% OF ALL REMOTES AND KEYS, NO FIX NO CHARGE.
Terms: FREE REMOTE KEY FOB BATTERY ONE PER CUSTOMER
Contact: 01482 423414
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Reflexology is a form of massage based on the idea that pressure points in your hands and feet are linked to different areas of your body.
By stimulating the relevant pressure point, a reflexologist will aim to heal pain or allev- iate psychological issues such as stress and sleep problems.
Hypnotherapy aims to access your unconscious mind to help you change your habits. It has helped some people with a variety of psychological and physical issues, such as sleep problems and stopping smoking.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that uses very thin needles to stimulate pressure points on the body. Acupuncture is often used as a relaxation therapy, and it may also help in treating physical conditions such as arthritis, back pain or migraines.
If the idea of needles makes you nervous, why not try a more recent form of therapy? The Alexander Technique was developed about 100 years ago as a way to improve posture and to encourage more efficient movement.
Your teacher will take you through a range of postures to analyse your body, and will suggest small adjustments to your movement to reduce everyday stresses and strains on your body.
However, while these treatments can have great results, keep in mind that they are not replacements for medical care – always follow your doctor's orders.