4 Secrets to Instant Stress Relief


These tips will help you to calm down and relax when you don't have much time or money to take it easy.

We all love luxurious spa weekends, but there isn't always time to get away like that, or even to get a massage now and then. These little tips from realbeauty.com can help you find stress relief in the comfort of your own home.

how to relax
Model Photo

  1. Massage the Sinuses

    Congested sinuses can be a huge source of stress. Allergies will build up facial tension and cause headaches, so get some relief by massaging the congestion away. Place two fingertips on the bridge of your nose, then slowly slide them down onto your cheekbones and to the outside of your eyes. Make sure though that your fingertips and face are clean to avoid clogged pores and acne breakouts, otherwise you could find yourself more stressed.

  2. Milk, It Does A Bath Good

    The lactic acid in milk is great for making skin soft and beautiful. Spa professionals say that it works better than many of the expensive oils and lotions you'll find in special clinics. They recommend putting a few cups of whole milk in with your bath and after a long soak, your skin will feel as wonderful as the money you saved.

  3. Meditative Walking

    Getting exercise is a great stress relief thanks to the endorphin rush. Get in a walk and meditate at the same time by focusing on all the external stimuli around you. Head to a local park where you can take in trees and grass rather than cars and cement. Feel the wind on your face, the ground under your feet, and hear all the noises around you. You'll feel much less stressed.

  4. Work Out Your Knots

    You might not be able to make it to the massage therapist, but you can still get some relief with only a tennis ball and a long sock. Place the ball in the sock and throw it over your shoulder. Lean your back up against the wall or lay on the floor until you find the annoying knot in your back and hold it there for a minute. Take deep breaths and allow your muscles to relax.