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As we head into the new year, we find ourselves making resolutions, setting goals, and diving into new beginnings. It is important to remind ourselves not to get too caught up in the plans for the future, but to prioritize ourselves in the present to ensure we are capable of winding down, when the time comes. Relaxation is the implementation of the new year in finding our most tranquilized and rejuvenated selves.
Relaxing looks different to each. For some, a hot bath and calming music, for others, a trip to the yoga studio. It is important to understand the many methods of relaxation and find the best fit for you. Here are some mind, body, and soul relaxation techniques:
Take a walk outside and breathe in fresh air as the sun radiates on your skin. Harvard shared that exercise is shown to decrease tension, elevate mood, and improve self-esteem. Yoga and progressive muscle relaxation are other options that settle the body and mind. These exercises incorporate long and deep breathing. This slow and controlled breath mimics a state of calmness causing the mind and body to wind down and relax.
Self-care is just what the doctor ordered this year. Not all prioritize self-care in the busyness of everyday life, although it has shown to have many relaxing benefits. Small implementations may be to set a daily mantra, simplify your schedule, or prohibit screen time an hour before and after a night’s rest, leaving us feeling renewed.
Popular self-care techniques may be treating yourself to a massage, facial, or a warm bath accompanied by a cup of hot tea or glass of wine. Here at Glen Ivy, we have many relaxing treatments and activities to choose from. The newly offered Natural Glow Solution Facial is a bioregenerative organic facial designed to regenerate, nourish, and protect the skin leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Plan a day of relaxation with a Natural Glow Facial or choose from one of the many exceptional spa and beauty treatments at Glen Ivy Hot Springs.