Stress is a natural human response to a feeling of having your survival threatened – whether physically or emotionally.
As we accumulate stress, muscles contract, and every system of the body goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode.
Fortunately, there are many things we can do to counteract tension, to get back to feeling relaxed.
Are You Out of Touch with Nature?
Salamander Hotels and Resorts, which has a Forbes Five-Star rating, publishes the secrets to de-stressing and becoming uplifted, in their Salamander Magazine, which is found in each of their Hotel rooms. They quoted me as saying:
“Modern men and women are the epitome of being out of touch with nature,” explains Janice Rosenthal, who for many years owned a spa before starting her present company, Garden of Essences, which sells organic essential oils and carrier oils. “Between our digital devices and office environment, many of us have forgotten the de-stressing power of simple things, such as the sound of a waterfall, and the richness of the oxygenated air as it fills our lungs.”
So get outside more, whether in your own garden, or by a lake, beach, or mountain. The effects of air filled with ions, and the beauty of Nature, can be more therapeutic than a session with your Therapist.
Home Remedies For Stress
The goal is to slow the breathing, and release the muscles, by using the following oils:
10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
10 drops Neroli Essential Oil
10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
Blend the above drops into:
4 oz Cucumber Carrier Oil or 4 oz Shea Body Butter.
If you use Cucumber Oil as your carrier, shake before use. Apply to entire body.
If you use Shea Body Butter as your carrier, stir thoroughly, for several minutes, using a knife. Apply to entire body.
Natural Remedies For Stress
Here are the top remedies for removing tension:
Time away from everyone.
Working out at the Gym.
Being in Nature.
Receiving a Massage.
How Do You Get Rid of Stress?
It is important to use natural remedies for stress relief, because the use of drugs or alcohol, will not relieve stress in the long term. Drugs, such as sedatives, may make you feel slightly better, while they are in your system, but as soon as they wear off, you will be back to your original state of stress, only you will feel worse. This is because drugs deplete the body of its natural balance of hormones and chemical messengers.
Everyone is unique, and so it is a process of discovery in finding what it is that truly makes you feel as if layers of tension, have fallen away. It could be meditation, playing music, gardening, or cooking.
Only you will know.
Best Spa treatments for Stress
1 Treehouse Massage
Treehouse Massage is offered amidst tropical trees, after a steam or a bath in a private garden.
2 Volcanic Mud Wraps
Usually, clients prefer to allow the spa experts to dictate which products to use. Occasionally clients will bring their own range, if they have extremely sensitive skin.
- a morning yoga session on the beach (which connects the body to its energy flows)
- followed by a hot stone massage (which takes you deeper, into the chakras)
- finished off with a blend of reflexology and shiatsu (which are, at this point, guaranteed to provide some kind of out-of-body experience, or at the very least, a floating sensation.)
The package could include a choice of your preferred diet. Instead of the traditional lettuce leaves and oatmeal cleansing diet, clients are being offered a full range of Paleo diet, or at the other end of the spectrum, a gourmet raw foods diet.