Posted on 28 February 2020


As we get older, our bodies and minds start to age and although some of the ailments or memory loss can be attributed to ageing, they may also be due to stress and anxiety. So introducing relaxation techniques into your daily routine can help to reduce these symptoms and improve your overall health and wellbeing – in fact it doesn’t matter how old you are – the benefits are for everyone!

Benefits of Relaxation

  • Slowing heart rate
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Slowing your breathing rate
  • Improving digestion
  • Maintaining normal blood sugar levels
  • Reducing activity of stress hormones\
  • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Improving concentration and mood
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Lowering fatigue
  • Reducing anger and frustration
  • Boosting confidence to handle problems

Relaxation Techniques

  • Deep breathing
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Biofeedback
  • Music and art therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hydrotherapy

There are plenty of groups and registered teachers/practitioners in Port Macquarie who offer the above techniques – just ask Google and book yourself in so you can reap
the benefits that will help you stay healthy, happy and active for longer.

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