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A Mixed Message About Massage

Massage therapies have been around for thousands of years, but scientific research on the health benefits they may offer still has some time to catch up.

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Slow Breathing Exercise

We rarely stop to consider this but our breathing patterns reflect our physical and mental state. Modifying breathing patterns can therefore be an effective way to tackle stress and anxiety.

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Surfing Your Thoughts: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

A form of meditation known as 'mindfulness' is steadily gaining popularity for treating mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety - and preventing relapses of these illnesses.

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Slow Breathing

People experiencing depression, stress or anxiety sometimes 'hyperventilate', meaning they use a rapid, shallow breathing style. This can result in feelings of tension, fatigue and sometimes panic.

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Relaxation Techniques For Better Sleep

Scheduling time to unwind and relax can help relieve the stress and anxiety that may otherwise interfere with your sleep.

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Mind Yourself

If you're struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, you might want to consider opening your mind to the benefits of mindfulness.

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A Spoonful Of Laughter

As well as making you feel good, research suggests that laughter may soothe stress and give your health a boost.

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The Quest For Calm: Relaxation Techniques

If a car engine overheats, one of the first responses should be to switch it off and let it cool down. You should apply the same logic to yourself when you’re feeling under pressure.

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Tense Up…To Relax!

Want a tried and tested relaxation technique used by everyone from commandos to Olympic athletes? It’s time to try Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR).

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Black Tea Soothes Stress

Tea drinking can help you recover more quickly from the stresses of everyday life, according to chilled out researchers in the UK.

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Meditation Makes A Difference

Meditation may have a role to play in stemming the tide of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in young people.

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Take The Hard Road To Relaxation

People looking for a path to peace might like to try exercising - hard. Research has revealed that the most effective stress-soothing exercise is the kind that makes you sweat.

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Om, What About Yoga?

Yoga, an exercise practice as old as any, may be more relevant now than ever before. Indeed, just calling it exercise may be doing it a disservice. So what does yoga have to offer?

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