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Here’s how to destress during uncertain times

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 1:45pm

We are currently living in very stressful times, with busy lives, work schedules, time pressures and information overloads. The ‘new normal’ has taken a lot of people from their comfort zones and created new working and life environments.

Embracing this new lifestyle has created additional stress which we may not have ever felt before. So, what is the solution?

Spa therapist Sarah Harrington at The Spa at The Kingsley offers her expertise and advice to destress during these uncertain and tough times.

“There are many steps you can take to relieve your stress and engage fully with your life again. I find that sometimes all we need is some space where we can create a calm and tranquil mentality to restore inner balance.

“To begin your relaxation journey, why not try some simple breathing techniques, start with this breathing exercise which can be done anywhere at any time, in your in the office, sitting in your car, or simply on a break?” she asks.

“Start by taking a slow deep and controlled breath in through your nose for the count of seven seconds and out through your mouth for 11 seconds; this may be difficult at the start but you will master it in no time, just focus completely on the inhale and exhale. This allows the body to realise there are no external stress factors and you’re not under attack. I would recommend doing this in sets of three breaths and as often in the day as you need it.”

For more relaxation tips and techniques, the skilled therapists at The Spa at The Kingsley help guests to find that tranquil balance, leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed. People tend to store worry, stress and anxieties in their bodies in the form of knots, strains and pain and the spa therapists are equipped to find these knots and release and relieve them.

 

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