Time to Relax!

Time to Relax!

Monday, April 20, 2020

But how?

Relaxation helps to keep our stress levels down, and consequently improves our health. So, it’s important everybody takes at least 10 minutes a day to wind down.

Because of the high level of stress in modern society, relaxation is very important.

Living in a modern, fast-paced world can often lead us feeling tense and stressed. From hectic work schedules to personal commitments, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the demands of daily life. 

We know that stress not only affects our moods but also major and potentially dangerous disorders. It can also slow recovery from major traumas to the body.

Relaxation helps to keep our stress levels down, and consequently improve our health. So, it’s important everybody takes at least 10 minutes a day to wind down.


If you’re struggling to relax and rewind, don’t forget that chiropractic care can help.

Warm water loosens up muscles, so it’s a great way to feel pampered without really doing a lot. It will also deepen respiration and take any tension away from your neck and back, pushing those stresses and strains right down the plug hole!

By focusing on your body’s alignment and spine health, a chiropractor can help ease aches and pains, reduce muscles tension, and promote overall wellbeing.

One common symptom of stress is tension headaches, which can be alleviated through chiropractic adjustments to the spine and joints.

When you book an appointment with a chiropractor, they will perform a thorough assessment of your posture and spine to determine the best course of action for your specific needs. Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, they can help strengthen your spine and improve your body’s alignment, leading to reduced back pain and improved joint function. By targeting the nervous system, chiropractic care can help regulate your body’s response to stress and promote a more relaxed state.


In addition to chiropractic care, there are also several relaxation techniques and tips that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help reduce stress and promote wellbeing.

Let’s take a look at some relaxation techniques and tips!


Practicing mindfulness, focusing on your breathing, and staying hydrated are all important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. This practice can help reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and promote a greater sense of well-being.

Focusing on your breathing is a common mindfulness practice that can help connect you to the present moment and calm your mind. Taking deep, slow breaths can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

Staying hydrated is also essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help keep your body functioning properly, improve digestion, and support overall wellness.

By incorporating mindfulness, focusing on your breathing, and staying hydrated into your daily routine, you can take steps towards improving your physical and mental well-being.

Remember to prioritise self-care and make time for activities that promote mindfulness and nourish your body. 


Warm water loosens up muscles, so it’s a great way to feel pampered without really doing a lot.

It will also deepen respiration and take any tension away from your neck and back, pushing those stresses and strains right down the plug hole! Adding some bubble bath or bath salts to the water can enhance the experience, creating a luxurious and soothing environment.

You can also light some candles, play some relaxing music, and even have a glass of wine or a cup of tea to truly indulge and unwind.

As you soak in the bath, take some deep breaths and focus on relaxing your mind and body.

Let go of any worries or stress and just enjoy the moment of tranquility. You can even do some light stretching or meditation while in the bath to further enhance the relaxation benefits.

After your bath, make sure to moisturise your skin with a hydrating lotion to keep it soft and smooth. You'll feel refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on whatever challenges come your way.

So next time you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, treat yourself to a bubble bath and let all your worries melt away in the comforting warmth and relaxation of the water. You deserve it! 


Music is a great way of helping you relax, relieve stress and any anxieties you may have.

It also helps you function mentally and physically, which is why music is a great therapy. Some suggestions for relaxing music include classical music such as Bach or Mozart, ambient music like Brian Eno or Sigur Rós, or chilled out genres like jazz or downtempo electronic music.

Finding the right music for you may take some time, but once you do, you'll notice the positive effects it has on your well-being.

Try setting aside some time each day to listen to music, whether it's while you're working, exercising, or just relaxing at home. You can also create a playlist of your favourite calming songs to have on hand whenever you need a break. So sit back, close your eyes, and let the music take you to a place of tranquility and peace.


Stretching exercises can be used to release tension built up in the muscles and improve flexibility

Regular stretching can help to increase blood flow to the muscles and improve overall circulation. This can result in reduced muscle soreness and improved recovery after intense workouts.

Stretching can also help to improve posture and reduce the risk of muscle imbalances, which can lead to injury over time. By improving flexibility and range of motion, stretching can also enhance athletic performance and prevent strains and sprains.

It is important to remember to stretch properly and avoid overstretching, as this can lead to injury.

It is recommended to warm up before stretching, hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds, and breathe deeply to help relax the muscles. Incorporating stretching into your daily routine, both before and after exercise, can greatly benefit your overall health and well-being.


Calm yourself, relax your mind and try to think of little or nothing.

Utilise a specific relaxation guide if needed. You only need 10 minutes, and you should feel the benefits for the rest of the day. Other options such as yoga, self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy by a trained therapist and breathing exercises may help if you are struggling to learn how to relax.

Life is incredibly hectic and our timetables can get crazy so next time you look at your schedule, make sure you book in some time to relax!


If you’re finding it difficult to relax and unwind in today’s fast-paced world, consider reaching out to a chiropractor for support.

Chiropractic is the intersection of holistic health and wellness, offering a natural and effective way to manage the effects of stress on the body.

By incorporating chiropractic care and relaxation techniques into your routine, you’ll start to notice an improvement in your overall sense of wellbeing and a reduction in stress-related symptoms.

If you’re finding yourself stressed out and in need of help, consider booking an appointment with us, Centenary Chiropractic Centre, your local chiropractor for Camira and surrounding areas. Give us a call on 07 3381 0440 or book online here: www.centenarychiro.com.au

Dr. Steve Hodal is committed to providing high-quality, individualized chiropractic care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. He is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that are tailored to each patient’s individual needs, allowing them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Contact us to know more about this disorder or Book Online.