Stress is when we feel we can't cope. Our emotions, concentration and behaviour may be affected. Long-term stress can make us sick. Relaxation techniques and therapies can help us manage or prevent stress.
The Alexander technique stresses that movement should be economical and needs only the minimum amount of energy and effort.
The different smells and chemical constituents of aromatherapy oils can produce different emotional and physiological reactions.
Many people use controlled breathing to help promote relaxation and reduce stress.
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm.
Meditation techniques can promote a sense of calm and heightened awareness.
Reflexology is massage of the feet that aims to promote healing in other areas of the body.
Reiki is a natural form of healing therapy that uses non-invasive gentle touch to promote feelings of wellbeing.